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The Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA., JA.N 5, 1875. 


In this life, tliere is little to be accom- 
plished by looking: or reaching backward. 
Our p.yes are s^t before us with the ex- 
pectation that we will look forward and 
ever have our life's work before us. In 
all callings and enterprises, our success 
depends largely uOv-,n the calculations 
and plans that we have laid out, and how 
■we follow them. Men that are impulsive 
and act on the spur of the moment sel- 
dom accomplish much, and that little is 
■done iu such a hap-hazzard waj as to be 
of bat little practical use to themselves .or 
the -world at large. This thoughtful and 
forward looking disposition is not, alone 
essential, to be successful in worldly en- 
terprises but to proffress in the divine life 
it is more especially needfu' and was 
not overlooked by Christ and his faith- 
ful embassadors. 

Under the old dispensation we have 
the idea forcibly taught in the case of 
Lot's wife, and in the '•N'^w Dispensa- 
tion" we have it assented to by Christ in 
the expressive sentence. "Remember Lot's 
wife." He also enforces it in the para- 
ble of the plowman, "he that taketh hold 
of the plow and looketh back is not fit 
for the kingdom." The apostle Paul 
says, "forgetting those things which are 
behind and reaching forth unto those 
things which are before, I press toward 
the mark for the prize of the high calling 
of God in Christ .lesus. " 

That religion is a progressive work is 
plainly taught throughout the sacred writ- 
ings, and that too, in a forward srnse. It 
is first, compared to a w;irfare, in which 
to go back or retreat is fatal to success, 
and secondly, to a race which can only l)e 
won by a persevering eflort in going for- 

Again, we have the idea most beauti- 
fully portraj'ed in the subject of a regen , 
cratioM. Fi ist wr hiive the reborn child 
then the young man, then the full stature 
of a maw in Christ Jesus, and lastly, the 
full ripened ear, or corn of grain, ready 
to be gathered into the garner. In al- 
most every page of the divine record we 

have clearly set forth the necessity of go- 
ing forward. If so, if the bible is filled 
with snch precedents why should we not 
catch the inspiration and go forward ? 
The bad of the past cannot be made bet- 
ter by worrying back over it, and the 
good that we have done will take care of 
itself. Like gold, it will not rust, neither 
can thieves break through and steal it. It 
is secure, God has treasured it up for us 
and our great life-work should be to add 

to it, 

When we look back over our labors of 

the year that is now past, we see but lit- 
tle to commend, but little to pattern after. 
Notwithstanding our intentions were 
good, we accomplished so little that we 
would feel loathe turn around 
and do the same -thing over again. How 
much better ^ve may do in the future, time 
alone will determine, but like the apostle 
Paul we have determined on "forgetting 
those things which are behind and reach, 
ing forth unto those things which are be- 
fore." With a firm and determined pur- 
pose to accomplish good and labor for the 
promotion of the cause of our blessed 
Master, we have set our faces forward. 
All the good we know of is before us, 
our work is before us and our hopes still 
reach beyond. In the great work of giv 
ng encouragement and consolation to the 
heaven-bound saint there is much to do. 
The Churches throughout our great broth- 
erhood need their weekiy portions of 
spiritual food to keep them alive to their 
best interests. More especially is this so 
among those who are isolated from the 
main body of the Church, those who do 
not have the advantages of the weekly 
ministrations of livmjr embassadors- It is 
true the Pilgkim cannot hope, fully to fill 
the. place of such, but by its more frequent 
visits it can do very mucji iu that direc- 
tion, and forms the best possible substi- 
tute. To-day many of our memliers 
would be entirely lost to the knowledge 
of Ihe Church were it not for our jicriodi- 
cals. By thuse means they know and are- 
kuown and have the advantage of learn- 
ing from the best tal°nt of the Church, 
indeed some say they receive more relig- 
ious information from our Cliurcli papers 
than they do from preaching. This may 
be readily understood when we reme>n- 
I bei that many do not get to hear more 

than one sermon, perhaps in three or four 
weeks while, through our papers they 
have three or four eveiy week and a great 
deal of other information besides, thut is 
of inestimable value to such as do not 
have the advantages of fhristiau associa- 
tions. But the Pilgrim's work is not 
confined to those who profess to be the 
children of God. There are others who 
do not belong to the fold. They too, 
must be brought in. Many parents have 
children who have not jet cast their lot 
With us For them we must labor, and 
there is no way that we can work more 
successfully than by placing within their 
reach, good religious reading, such as 
we hope to make the Pilgrim. To ac- 
complish even so much would be a work 
well worthy of our best eflbrts, but we 
have done and hope still,, to do more than 
this. Through theinstrumentality nf the 
Pilgrim the banner of truth, love and 
peace has been planted m new territories 
and those who were once afar off have 
been brought near, even so near as to ac- 
cept the truth as it is in Christ Jesus. 
With this evidence before us. we are en- 
couraged to go forward aud by the bles- 
sing of God and the aid and prayers of 
our brethren and sisters and such as are 
friendly to the cause of righteousness, 
we hope that oui prospective labor for 
1875 may be crowned with success. 

New Tear's Greeting- 

Again another year is passed and with 
is, its hopes, its fears and its tears. It is 
not necessary that we tell you what it 
was, you have all passed through it and 
it has been to you much as you made it. 
What that has been we know not, we 
hope for the best, but we are glad that you 
have been spared to out number 1874 and 
that we arp permitted to meet and greet 
each other in the beginning of the New 
Year 1875. What is before ns we know 
not, but when we look around us and see 
the financial condition of our country, 
there does not seem to be much to en- 
courage those who look forward to world- 
ly prosperity. But as we profess to bo 
only pilgrims in this life, our happiness 
dies not depend .=o much or the world's 
pr.psperity as it does r.pon our relatioir- • 
shin wir.h find. We are glad to know 


that this relationship need not be effected 
by money panics and national reverses, 
the fact is, it is only -when we get fully 
cut loose from these things that we are 
enabled to properly feel our dependence 
upon God. The religion of Jesus Christ 
afibrds peace and consolation to the soul 
that nothing else can, and of this the year 
1875 promises all we may wish for or de- 
sire. It is not a thing that grows out of 
the ground bat out of the heart, and 
manifests itself by works and never was 
there a time that afforded better oppor- 
tunities of doing religion than just now, 
as many of the household of faith are now 
crying for bread and it hath been said, 
"Whatever ye do unto one of these little 
ones ye do it unto me." If we as Chris- 
tians look at it in this light we ought to 
give of our abundance to the needy just 
as freely and gladly as we would lay it 
np in the bank, as it will, most assuredly, 
yield a much better interest. If the apos- 
tle Paul could rejoice because he was ac- 
counted worthy to receive stripes for the 
sake of Jesvis, should we not also rejoice 
-because we are accounted worthy to ad- 
minister to the wants of the poor? Tak_ 
ing this view of our surrounding circum- 
stance, 1875 meets us with many golden 
opportunities and we can enter the year 
with as much joy and happiness as any 
previous year. It is true t'lat small por- 
tions of our country has been visited by a 
famine but other parts have yielded so 
abundantly that there is plenty for all so 
that none should suffer. It all comes 
from God and nonn should be willing to 
accept and use a double portion when 
others are made to suffer by it. Openmg 
our bowels of compassion towards the 
poor and putting our trust in God, let us 
go forward and the God of grace and 
mercy will bless us in every good work. 

In conclusion, dear pilgrims, we would 
say, in worldly prosperity we have not 
much to proraise you, but if we can per- 
suade you to look beyond, we have, in 
•tore, rich things for you. The Pilgrim 
for 1875 promises to be better and more 
interesting than ever before. Our con- 
tributors includes the best talent of the 
Church, and while we hope to retain the 
assistance of all our old ones, we have 
the promise of a number of new ones who 
will contribute to our columns during the 
coming year. "We have already booked a 
number of reporters who have promised 
to send us all their local items of import- | 
auce, thus enabling us to form a miscel- 
laneous department that will add greatly 
to the interest of the PiLoniii. This de- 
partment is highty appreciated by our 
readers and hope they will aid us in keep- 
ing it well filled. All are welcome to add 

their mite to it, whether reporters or no 
reporters. Whatever may be for the ben- 
efit and instruction of our readers will be 
thankfully received ne matterfrom whence 
it comes. Hoping that during 1875, we 
may enjoy a pleasant pilgrimage together 
we now wish one and all a happy New 

Now is the Time- 
Now is the time to work for the 
PilgrIm. Many of our agents have 
done and arc still doing very well, 
but the work is only commenced 
and we hope our friends, brethren 
and sisters, will push it with a de- 
termination. Our enlargement and 
cbaflge of form is meeting with 
general approval and we hope we 
will be compensated for our extra 
labor and cost by a greatly enlarged* 
list. The first side of No. 1 for 
1875 is before us and we are sura it 
will please our readers. Our paper 
men, by mistake, made the sheet 
one inch too long and one too short 
the other way which spoils the 
margin a little but the pages are 
the same as the sample number. We 
not only ask the aid of our agents 
but wish every brother and sister 
to work for the Pilgrim. Show it 
to your friends and neighbors and 
ask them to subscribe for it. There 
are but few but what cyuld, by a 
little effort, get for us several sub- 
scribers. Will you do it? Will 
you help to increase the PilgrIm's 
visits and thus give it greater op- 
portunities of doing good? By so 
doing you will not only benefit us 
but it may be the means of great 
good to those who receive it. 

To our agents we would say, con- 
tinue your efforts and give it not 
up until every possible name is ob- 
tained. We expect to make the 
PiLORni richly worth the ])rice ask- 
ed for it and therefore need not feel a 
hesitancy in recommending it. And 
while we ask onr agents for an in-' 
crease of circulation, we also ask 
our contributors to aid us in filling 
its pages with such matter as may ' 
be food for the soul, giving all their 
meat iu due s ason. 

recreation No. 2 may be a little 
tardy but we hope not much be- 
hind (he regular time. 


Number 2- 
Aa our hands will want a little 

— In the marriage notice No. 47 
of Pilgrim 1874, the name John 
Miller should be' John W. Myler 
— a slip of the compositor. 

— Brother B. Beshor asks of Bro. 
J. B. Lair to show where the pas- 
sage quoted iu his essay on the 
abuse of prayer can be found. It 
reads thus : "He cannot look on 
sin with the least degree of allow, 
ance." I have never found the 
passage, and hope he will be able 
to give the desireJ information. 

— We still haveplenty of sample 
copies of the Pilgrim which we 
will gladly send to all such as need 
them to introduce it. We will also 
send prospectus to those who have 
none, and will he so kind as to 
work for us, but as it is now full 
time that all should be at work, do 
not wait for a prospectus but make 
one of your own, aud get all you 
can. We are not particular how 
they come only so the address is 
plainly given. 

— A few think we should send 
the Almanac fre?, as we did before. 
This we would gladly do if we 
could afford if, but after enlarging 
the Pu.GRiM we cannot possibly do 
without sustaining loss. We are 
doing the very best we can f')r our 
readers, ond we think our brethren 
ought not to ask more of n? than 
we can do without suffering loss. 
The Almanac is four pages larger 
than we first intended, fi)r which 
we pay extra, so that we have put 
them down to the very lowest price. 
10 cents is a small matter fbr each 
one, but if we were to bear it all it 
would amount to considerable. 

— Elder John Murray Quirry 
Iowa, after renewing his subscrip- 
tion for 1875 says : 'As you wish 
to hear from the brethren, and know 
what they think of the Pilguim, I 
will inform you that I am pleased 
with it, but think you favor, too 
much, the ideas of brethren who 


ride on the fa«t hoise, but hope 
you will change your mind before 
your hair grows as white as mine. 
We ar« glad you did not put us 
on the fast liorse, as we don't think 
them safe, neither do we lik* a horse 
that is too slow — they always make 
UB behind time. We try to ride 
the middle horse, the one that is 
always up to time but never ahead 
of it." 

— We had entirely lost sight of 
Bro. George Moarer until a ehort 
time ago we received ft letter from 
him, containing ^ 5,00 hailing from 
Will Co., 111. Bro. George was for- 
merly one of our most active agents, 
gathering good lists for the Pilgrim 
but seTeral years ago was unfortunate 
and was sold out leaving us slightly 
in the lurch. Aferwaids he wrote us 
that we should have patience with him 
and if he ever got able he would pay 
his debt. We are happy to state that 
60 fiir he is makint;; his word good, 
and when a man does all he can, 
charity will ask nothing more. He 
has our best wishes in his new home 
and we hop* that the time may soon 
come, when his^affairs may be satis- 
faetorily adjusted and that he may gain 
his former standingin thechurch. We 
makethis statement b^-cau^e he thinki 
his case has bean exaggerated. What 
his standing is we do not know but 
we hope for the best. 

— Bro. J. S. Flory writing from 
Julesburg, Col. says: "I will drop 
a line to say, that I came here to 
trade with ihe Indians for Buffalo ' 
robes. Persons wanting fobes should 
get them now. The prospect is, that 
robes will get very high iu a year or 
two. Buffalo are being slaughtered 
very rapidly by both the whitts and 
the Indians. Weather is delightful. 
We have had but very Jittl* snow 

—Bro. D. B. Sell of Mo. says : We 
are havin g pleasant weather for sev- 
eral day.s — warm CDOUgh (o have 
doors open. Times are dull on ac- 
count of crops. Pork only half 
fa! ened consequently low. Wheat looks 
very promising and a great deal 
sown. We naturally look for a mild 
win'or and heavy crops another year. 
D. M. will be held in this place. At 

our next council meeting, time will 
be determined. 

— Eld. C. Long of Iowa says : 
"Take notice, either ycu or me made 
several mistake.*, in my report of tr»T- 
el while in Phil, instead of "Public 
meeting" • it should be "holding col- 
lections at (^ublic mretings. 

In my last, "How we hold our 
Lovefeasts" you have it "14th chap- 
ter of John" instead of 13th." Now 
whether the manuscript reads so, 1 
do Hot know but I think not. 

—Bro- D. R. C. Nead of Ma- 
coupin Co, 111. says : "I intend the 
Lord willing to get as many names 
for the Pjlgrim as I can. The 
weather is fine for the season of the 
year. T^e are blessed with the 
necessaries of this life, and this being 
the case the brethren are donating 
liberally to the destitute in the west. 
They contribute wheat, com and 
dried fruit to a committee which 
delivers thesame to another c mmittee 
in the west. 

—Eld. J. S. Flory, Buffalo Col. 

says : "Dear Bro., I will diop you 
a few lines to say I have just ie:urn- 
cd from a visit to Boulder Co. Had 
two meetings with the brethren up 
there, turn out small owing to the 
unfavorable weather — 17ih and 18th 
they had about 2 inches snuw, the 
first of ihe season. We have had a 
little snow and some few cold day& 
up to ihis date. Weather is now 
fine. l^e are all well and having 
learned something of Colorado by ac- 
tual experience and close observati n 
are well pleaed even beyond our ex- 

— Bro. H. J. Stame says: "The 
people are generally well satisfied 
with the Pilgrim and appear to like 
it very muc!;. I can say it is a we'- 
come visitor to my house. I would 
be glad to see it have a large circu- 
lation. I think it could have it, if 
we would exert ourselves a little to 
induce our luighbors to subscribe for 
it. Some say : "I do not like the 
paper, because there is so much con- 
teniion in it." I would ssy, let us 
bear with one another and give the 
PiLGtBiM a lage circulation. 

—Brother D. B. Teeter of En- 
terprise, Black Hawk Co., Iowa, 
says : Dear Brother, I have 
noticed frequently in the Pilgrim, 
that you are loosing a considerable 
sum of money every year by sending 
the Pilgrim to b.-ethreu and sisters 
who are poor aud cannot pay for 
their paper. Of course in some 
cases that will be unavoidable, but 

in most of cases there are members 
in the vicinity who are able to pay 
for such R8 are not able. I send 
for the P. or C. I pay for them 
whether I get anything or not. 
Enclosed with the-je few lines you 
will find §1.00 for almanacs and I 
expect to give most of them away, 
the same as I do every year, and 
I sm far from being a rich man. 
But a living is all we have in this 
world whether rich or poor, if we 
have anything left it goes to oth- 

— From D. Bosserman of Gettys. 
burg, Pa., we have the following : 
Bro. Brumbaugh : In a former No. 
of the Pilgrim, I saw a request for 
a plan to raise aid for the Kansas 
sufferers. Now I will tell you what 
we have done, and tiiink it would 
suit all and save the ^loney that it 
would cost the district to meet by 
delegation. We appointed solicitors 
to canvass by dis riot, so that all 
members able to contribute would 
be attended to; also appointed a 
treasurer to receive and send contri- 
butions, so that in a few more days 
eur contributions will be winging 
its way to the far west at railroad 
speed, there to be received and dis- 
tributed by properly appointed per- 

Bro. B. Hoover of Abilene Kan. 
says : "I wi'l give you a short sketch 
about our winter. For the last week 
the weather has been very pleasant 
and warm. Our winter wheat looks 
very promising for the season. The 
ptc!ck runs mostly on the ranges in- 
stead of being fed on hay. In some 
places there is green grass so that 
stock will do well thit! year on very 
little hay. 

Hay sells at the rate of $3 and 
$4 per ton. Wheat is worth 
from 68 to 83cts this winter. Oats45. 
Best of flour can be bought for $3 
per 100 lbs. Beloved brethren in 
the frontier of the church, let us le 
as easy as possible in our demanJs 
ard rot ask for large sums of money 
at once from our brethren in the East 
as I believe that, the Lord will pro- 
vide for us in due season, if we 
are only in faith believing as it ap- 
pears the winter is mild so far. 

We in this arm of the church are 
not suffering for food or raiment but 
what we can, we ought to give to ore 
another here at home. 



Time Plies, how Swiftly ! 

Brethren aud sisters, and friends 
readers of the PiLGRUr, permit me 
to dru[j a few thoughts, or serious 
reflectious on the revolution of time 
as conueeted with our soul's salva- 
tion. It seems but a short time 
since we entered upon the year of 
1874, auJ now in a tew days this 
year will close, and usher in a new 
era of time, whicli will be oalled 
A. D. 1875. The Pilgeum will 
start out on its new visits, and may 
Go<l speed its progress with such 
improvements that will bring sweet- 
ness to Christ's kingdom, and beu- 
elit souls by its exhoitationii, warn- 
ings, reproofs and adm inition.'. 
May every individnal soul, saint 
find sinner, at the close of this lev- 
olution, review, with solemn rellec- 
tion, his or her conduct, as we are 
all responsible to God for all our dc-- 
iugs, conversatioa and general de- 
portment in life, according to the 
I'gbt we have, and the [)rivi leges 
that are afl";;rded us \vhile [irobu- 
tioners here in life. God demands 
of us all, au effort to bo made on 
our part to serve him according to 
his insiructioij given in his holv 
law; and in ca^e we willingly ne- 
glect to comply with that demand, 
we will meet his disapprobation, 
and as the whtei of time (which 
carries us as a tidal wave to the 
shore of eternity, in its rnpidily) 
lands us, there will, of a just im- 
partial and inflexible God, be 
meted out with a just recompense 
of reward and banishment from 
him forevt-r. Hence,' liretiiren 
and sisters, let us review the past, 
aud solemnly, each one for him or 
himself, ask these questious. What 
p>rogress have I made i-) my journ- 
ey towards h.-aven? Have 1 done 
my duty wliieli I owe to God, aud 
to my fellow men "? Did I over- 
come the enemy in my warfare 
against him at all times and in ev- 
ery respect? Or have I yielded to 
his insinuation", caught by hi- baits, 
drawn in by his enticements, sub- 
mitted to ids alliiriinent';, or eii- 
fangled by his device-', and ensnar- 
ed by his ingenuity? Do I love 
my Savior boiler than 1 did in the 
commeriCemciit of this year? A'li 
I bound to him with the tie that 
cannot be biokco, nnitctl to idm 
with a baud that cannot be severed, 
enamored with him in a flame that 
cannot be distinguished, and wed- 
ded to him t'>'- ^■•(■rnity ? Gan I 
suffer c' o.;l'iilly jor li!s take,, aud 

has my iaitii been continually on 
the increase, that I can say with an 
apostls — "Fori am ready not to be 
bound only, but also to die for the 
mone of the Lord Jesus, 

It our progress thus being raaiie, 
our religion thus being enhanced, 
amlourlal orsin Christ tlius augmen- 
ted ; we are nearer to God now Uian 
<3ver before. But sinners, impeni- 
tent and disobedeut as thou still 
art, where art thou ? C), reflect ! 
you too have a soul to save, a God 
to meet, a hell to fear, and a judg- 
ment to dread. Remember the 
heading of this article. Tunc jiies! 
and just as swiftly to you as to any 
one. Ileiice in the fear of God and 
in the presence of him, who died 
to save your undying soul, let me 
ask tluse solemn ijuestions : What 
conquests have you made, in this 
year about drawing to a period io 
your fight aga'nst God? What 
progress in the service of the prince 
of darkness, for which you must 
expect, his companiousliip in the 
gloomy prisoa (if dispair, where 
there will be weeping and gnashing 
of teeth ? O shudder, and let your 
sinful heart tremble in the very 
thought of being "punished ,wilii an 
everlasting desiruction from the 
presence of God, and from the glo- 
ry of his power." How oflen,~in 
this year have you refused the invi- 
tations, rejected the offers of mercy, 
treated indifferently the "goodness 
of God, intended to lead yon to re- 
ps'Utance." Slighted the glorious 
privileges afforded y.iu, stifled 
your convictions, and trilled with 
the precious time God grants you 
for your preparation? We repeat, 
iiow oiien iiaveyou doneso? Ouce, 
twice, or agaiu and agaiu ! If so 
you are farther from God ihan ev- 
er before. Remember that thou 
"after thy hardness and impenitent 
heart treasurest up unto tliyself 
wrath against the day of wrath, and 
revelations of the righteous judg- 
ment of God. who will render every 
man according to ids deeds." But 
notwithstanding ali this, we do not 
discourage you. "Tlicre is a foun- 
tain opened (or sin and iincleanness 
to winch we inviie you s|>ecdily to 
CO, lie. You cau yet find panl m in 
the wounds <'t' a crucitied Rciioemer. 

Como to Jesus, uow'.s your time 
Como to .Jesus in your priiiic, 
Ero God closed liis lueroy's door 
And regard youi- cries no more. 

O young men ! O young women ! 
Now a new scene of time begins, a 
new era commences. Dd for the 
sake of gaiuuig sweet enjoyment 
with God, the happy association of 

saints in glory, and for the com- 
pany of the bright angelic throne 
in heaven, dedicate yourselves with- 
out delay to the servica of God, by 
willingly yielding obedience to ali 
the commandb of the gogpel of God. 
For, "Bles.sed are they that do his 
commandments, that they may 
have a right to (ho tree of life, and 
enter in through the gates into the 
city." Finally le: us all remember 
and have itstam[(ed upon our minds 
that time Hies swiftly, and that this 
is the time to secure a lot with the 
righteous, that our last end may be 
like this ; and with this I wish you 
all a happy new year. 

Leonard Furry. 

— ^ 1 ^ 

Paul's Determiuation- 

"For I detevmined not to know anj'- 
tliing among you, save Jesus Christ and 
liim crucitied." — 1 Cor. 2 : 3. 

Paul had been brought up at the 
feet of Gamaliel, a celebrated rabbi 
and doctor of the Jewish law, and 
was educated in all the learning of 
the limes, but when he became a 
minister of Jesus Christ aud went 
forth to declare among the Gentiles 
the unsearchable riches of Clirist, 
his speech and his preaching was 
not with enticing words of man's 
wisdom, bui in demonstration of 
tl\,e Spirit anil of power. 

"The unsearchable riclies of 
Christ," v.'hat a depth of meauiug 
in those words! Christ taught the 
purest aud holiest doctrines, an 
ideal of perfection, equally exclu- 
sive and original. A unique s)8- 
tem of morals, where tlie mind 
iiuds moral beauty before unknown. 
Tiiis glorious system was far be- 
yond the keu of human thought. 
It existc!^ alone in tlie bosom of 
Deity. Man with all his wisdom, 
with all his philosophy could never 
ascend into the pure and holy 
sphere, whence emanated the 
kuovl.dge which was revealed to 
us by the great God-man. Of all 
the ancient philosophers, Socrates, 
in his doctrines of the unity and per- 
fections of the Deiiy aud the ioi- 
inortality of the soul, is .said, comes 
the ucaicst to tiio C'tirisiiflii system. 
Bit all auci-Mit phihsophy was 
deeply involved in myslery, and to 
understand li>ese systems, required 
years of slu ly and special aptiindc, 
and alter they were (uice grasped 
they Were only theories, uotli- 
iiig in them to satisfy the insatiable 
cravings of ihe human mind; no 
certain revelation of God, and jiar- 
tieularly of a reconciled God. Well 
may Panl ask, "Where is the wise? 


Where is the scribe? Where is the 
dispiiter of this world? hath noi 
God made foolish the wisdom of 
tlii.s world?" Truly he hiis revcnlod 
tiirough the gosptl the foolishueas 
of this world, the utter imheciiity 
of our race. Tiiey gave no certain 
light with regard to our future des- 
tiny, of the soul, of the essence of 
God, of the creation ; all was chaos 
and Confusion. Man was surroun- 
ded by an iiHpenetrable mist which 
confined him to ibis niundauo 
sphere. But continues the Apos- 
tle, "After that, in the wisdom of 
God, the world by wisdom knew 
not, it pleastd God by the foolish- 
ness of preaciiiug to save them that 

As mail by wisdom could net 
find out God, so neither by wisdom 
can he present to others the un- 
searchable riches of Christ. Phi- 
losophy could not search out the 
system of Christianity, neither is its 
aid require<i to spread and propo- 
gate it. The teachings of Christ 
at once appeal to the heart. He 
announces himself as the Son of the 
Eternal, and demands implicit faith 
in him. and obedience to his laws. 
He spake indeed as one havivo- au- 
thority. The stupendous truths 
which he uttered can never be 
grasped by any process of reason- 
ing, therefore he does not require 
any preliminary studies, or any 
knowledge of letters. Christianity 
is on the part of the- recipient first 
a matter of faith, and then a mat- 
ter of obedience. Just before his 
final departure from his discipks 
he came and spake unto t em, say- 
ing, "All power is given unto me 
in heaven and in earth," go ye 
therefore, because I am in posses- 
sion of this unlimited power I hav- 
a right to send you forth, and I have 
a right to command you what to 
say. Go theu as my plenipoteii- 
tiarys. Go and proclaim my mes- 
sage. Go and announce to tiie world 
my conditions of reconciliation. 
Then he acquaints them with his 
condition, invests them with power 
and sends ihem forth. 

These ea.bassador3 sent forth ou 
a mission of such vital importance 
by ths great Potentate of heaveu 
and earth, fully realized their re- 
sponsible position, and apjjreciated 
the dignity of their ofSce ; hence 
Paul, one of the greatest of these 
rainisteis, express in the language 
of our text his determination to dis- 
cliarge his trust with fidelity. "For 
I detennii-ed not to know anything 
among you, save Jesus Christ and 

him cruoified." He says, "And I, 
brethren, when I came to jHm.earae 
not witti cxcelloncy of speech or of 
wisdom, declaring unto ym the 
testimony of God." He did not 
need to bring to his aid melaphys- 
icai reasoning uv philosophical de- 
ductions, the gi'andcur and sublim- 
ity of his subjtct wore sufficient to 
recommend ii t-.> the consideration 
of any ouo, it needed no human em- 

The woiideifid mystery of the 
cioss of Christ was his all absorbing 
and all engrossing theme. Though 
the preaching of Clirist crncifi'dwas 
unto the Jews a stumbling- block, 
and unto the Greeks foolishness, 
yet ho knew that in it centered both 
the wisdom and the power of 
God, therefore the Apostle was i:ot 
ashamed of ihe gospel of Christ, for 
he knew it to be the power of God 
unto salvation to every one that be- 
lieveth. With his lofty intellect 
and his expansive mind, he was not 
ashamed of this grand tuKjocf. Ho 
was not ashamed to present it before 
the great and the learned. He 
would unfold its wonders to the 
court of Agrippa. He would dis- 
course before the high court of Ath- 
ens, assembled at Mars Hdi,upji] 
this most sublime and gloi'ious S'dj- 
ject. He was prepared to reveal un- 
to those polished Greeks the un- 
known God whom they ignorautly 
worshipped, and he would not [U'e - 
sent this gospel of Christ, this g.)od 
news of salvation, to them with the 
wisdom of words; he would not 
blend i' with the philosophy of Pia- 
to o%Aristeles as some less faithful 
teachers tried to do, lest ha wjuM 
render the cross of Christ of none 
elfect. If every minister of Jesus 
Christ would have adopted Paul's 
noble resolve, how much evil, and 
how much dissension in thechnich 
would have been saved. The pure 
and unadulterated doctrine of our 
Lord and Master could never pro- 
duce discord and confusion, but ev- 
ery foreign element no matter from 
what source it is derived, u'ill be an 
apple of discord. "Teach them to 
observe all thiuos whatsoever! have 
commanded you," is the divine in- 
junction, nothing more, and noth- 
ing les.s. IsTo extra burdens are to 
bo a<idod, neither is anything to be 
taken i'way. 

For I determined not to know 
anythiiig among yotj. Whatever 
knowledge Paul may have had, 
though no doubt well veissd in the 
literature and science of Greece and 
Rome as well as in the sacred liter- 

ature of his own nation, though per- 
haps an admirer of Homer and 
Pondar, as the great St. Chrysos- 
tom, is said ti) have been of Aristo- 
phanes; who kept a ci'py of that 
Poet's works under his pillow, yet 
when he comes to the Corinthians 
as a minister of Christ he comes not 
with excellency of speech. Hisad- 
dreS'-es to them were not calculated 
to giatify thetaste of the cultivated, 
or ph'iise the imagination and excite 
the fancy of the intellectual. He 
might have imitated the thrilling 
eloquence of Demosthenes, but this, 
though it might have aroused their 
enthusiasm and excited their ap- 
])lause, yet it would not, perhaps, 
have made any marked impression 
upon their minds. Paul's object 
was to piofit rather than to please, 
and he knew that profit is not al- 
ways set in ])leasure ; he was more 
desirous to win souls to Christ than 
he was to gain the fame of an ora- 

His theme vras extremely unpop- 
ular amougthepolisiicd Greeks,as it 
has alwa)S been amon^, what is 
styled cultivaLcd s leieiy of every- 
age, but Paul kne>v iliat this uupop- 
iilarity was becauS'-; the subject was 
not understooil. H(i who had exam- 
ined deeply into its sublime myste- 
ries, could see clustered around the 
cross of Christ infiaiiely more wis- 
dom and more po>ver than existed 
anywhere else, hence his whole at- 
leuiiou is riveted here. Here is 
sufficient food for all the powers of 
his great mind. Ever, thing else 
d '.vindles into insigniu! anee in com- 
parison to the cross of Christ, hence 
we bear him exclaim, "'God forbid 
that I should gl ry save in the cross 
of our Li.rd Jesus Ciiri.-t, by whom 
the world is crucified unto me, and 
I unto the world." 

Others might glory io wealth, in 
fame, in power, but he would glory 
in that insirument by which his 
Master suffered at the hands of the 
world ignominy and shame. He 
desired no greater lienor than to 
share his Master's suflerings. his 
Master's ignominy. He wanted no 
higher privilege than to be pre- 
scribed by the world as his Master 
liad been. The sublimity of the 
truths of the gospel Lad so eom- 
plttely als.rocd his intellectual 
powers that he exclaims, "ButwiiaL 
things v.'ere gain to me, those I 
counted loss for Christ. Yea doubt- 
less, and I count all things but loss 
for the excellency of the knowledge 
of Christ Jesus mj'Lord; for whom 
I have sufi'ered the loss of all things 



and do count them but dung, that 
I may win Christ." What love, 
what devotion ! Is there anything 
in the annals of history to equal 
this ? And yet many who would be 
thought learned and wise, deny the 
divinity of Christ. It is true We 
have accounts of men, who, in the 
sunshine of their power and great- 
ness, have inspired great love aad 
devotion, but when misfortunes 
thickened an and them, when the 
sun of prosperity began to decline, 
then where are those devoted 
attachments? Those friends of 
their prosperity, ah, they have now 
forsaken them when they are no 
longer able to shower favors upon 
them. And much less do we have 
an account of any one who has 
wielded an influence after he has 
left the stage of action. Tlie world 
does not expect favors from the 
dead. When one guiding star, 
around whom she has flitted for 
some lime has sunk beneath the 
horizon, how soon will the fickle 
world seek out another and transler 
ker homage to that. 

We have read of no onf , who in 
the day of hi? glory, inspired more 
love, and admiration than did 
the great Xapoleon Bonaparte, 
but when reTcrees came, when dis- 
asters crowneil his efforts, then 
where were those pretended friends 
upon whom he had lavished so 
many favors, and whom he had 
raised to such positions of power. 
Where was Barnadotte whom he 
Lad made king of Sweden, of Mu- 
rat whom lie had made king of 
Naples, and many others? 

Those who have drank the most 
deei)ly ofthe well of salvation, those 
wiio have knc wuthemostof Clirist's 
imfathomable love, are those who 
have been the mostentirely devoted 
to hisservico. Tho.-e who like Paul 
renounce all else so that they may 
win Christ. We are creatures of 
imitation. Our characters are moul- 
ded much according to our sur- 
rounding ciicumstaiiet's, and accord- 
ing to the instruction whicii we 
imbibe. The authors we read, and 
the characters which they portray 
will stamp sonietliiug of their im- 
age upon our mind, and will be es- 
eruplified, mory or less in our hvcs 
aud condu(;t. E-))tciaily is such 
the case in cliiidho)d, and yoiilL, 
when the mind is more i)Ia8iic, than 
iu maturer years. 

VVe will try to illustrate this by 
giving one instance, Xapoleon Bo- 
naparte, who has already beeu men- 
tioned, who w!is almost a prodigy 

of mental powers, was in early life 
surrounded by influences which 
were all calculated to develop a 
wailike character. 

In his earliest childhood, as he 
Bat upon his parent's knee, with a 
throbbing heart, a heavy bosom, and 
a tearful eye, he liiiened to their 
recital of those bloody battles in 
which the patriot of Corsica, hife 
native island, had been compelled 
to yield to the victorious French. 
In his vivid imagination, he brought 
those battles over again. He de- 
lighted in fancy, to sweep »way the 
embattled host with his discharges 
of grape shot ; to see the routed 
foe lying over the plain, and' to 
witness the dying and the dead 
covering the ground. These senti- 
ments so fondly cherishel in early 
childhood, were developed through 
youth by a training in the military 
schools of Brienne, and Paris. At 
that time he bad lew thoughts of 
any glory but military glory. 
Young men were taught that the 
only path to renown was to be 
found through fields of bluod. And 
thea his leisure hours were spent 
iu j>erusing the lives of ancient he- 
roes, and the thrilling scenes of 
Grecian and Rom»n story, of deeds 
of heroic daring until his whole be- 
ing became absorbed in the contem- 
plation of thess exciting events. 
The manhood and mature years of 
tills wonderful man giving us the 
r»su!tofhis early training. Had 
bis childl;ood and youth been under 
the guidance of christian parents, 
and christian teachers, had he beeu 
tiught the truths of the gospel i»all 
their purity, had his great and ex- 
[nndiiig iniellect beeu properly 
managed, he might have been a 
secouil Paul. He might have 
drawn thousaiids, and perhaps tens 
of thousands iu to the fold of Christ 
instead of leading so many tens of 
thousands to carnage and death. 
He certainly poi^ossed every ele- 
ment of gre.itucss ; hirt was a noble 
h^art and a noble intellect. God 
gave us our intcllcctoal { o yers, and 
now it is our duty to develop aud 
cultivate those powers, and toculii- 
vate them iu siuili > manlier that 
we m'ty honor him in their exercise. 
rile scribe uiider.->too(l this matlcr 
in ils projif^r light, as hi^ speech to 
the Savior fully show^. Slid he, 
"TluTc is oiie (iod ; aud there is 
no 01 her but he, ami li I )ve him 
will) all the heart, and with all llif 
Vii\ lerFtanding, with all the soul, 
aud with all the slrengtii, and to 
love his neighbor as himself, is 

more than whole burnt offerings 
and sacrifices. These remarks were 
80 correct, and showed such an en- 
lightened mind, that Jesus said 
unto him, "Thou art not far from 
the kingdom of God. 

And it is only by him that we 
can have a correct knowledgt of 
things. Then in order to fully ap- 
preciate the glorious system of 
Christianity, we must be abl« to 
compare it with other systems, that 
have been invented by man. To 
know how much we owe to christi- 
asitj we muit be able to compare 
the condition of thoB« Countries up- 
on which Its glorious light is now 
shining, to those nations where it 
benign rays do not penetrate. And 
then to compare the couditions of 
our planet now (although there is 
much misery and wretchedness left) 
with whai was before the dawn of 
Christianity, and what a contrast! 
We are so accustomed to the peace, 
safety and security, which we enjoy, 
in our own enlightened country, 
that we nse ihem as we do the air, 
the water, the light, without properly 
appreciating them, or thanking God 
for them. But were we to be plac- 
ed for a while ii some loathsome 
dungeon where the pure air, and 
the bright sunshine could not reach 
us, then how we would value those 
precious gifts. So if we can for a 
while, place ourselves in imagina- 
tion, in the condition of those of 
our fellow creatures, who are ground 
down by tyranny, and oppression, 
and whose minds are darkened by 
superstition and ignorance, with- 
out any comfort from the blessed 
Bible, oh, iheu our hearts burn 
with love, and our affections glow 
with gratilude 10 God tor what we 
enjoy, for so many undeserved fa- 
vors. Our zeal receive? a new im- 
petus, and we feel that service 
shou'd be commeiisurated with our 
privileges. And then to fully ap- 
preciate the dignity, the sublimity, 
and granduer of the history, the 
poetry, the doctrbies, and the pre- 
cepts of the sacred scripture, we 
must compare them with the 
branches of literature, as they oorae 
from inspired pens. This compar- 
ison will give us a fresh relish for 
the book of inspiration. We now 
know it to be a tieasure above all 
other treasures. We value it as we 
did not perha|)S value it before. Its 
purity of matter, its loftiness of 
Myle, aud yet its symplioitj, noth- 
ing else approaches to. Then with 
Paul we can exclaim, I count all 
things but loss for the excellency of 


the knowledge of Christ Josus aiy 
Loi'd. Mattie a. JjEau. 

A Poem- 

As our destitute brethren of the 
west are appealing loudly for aid 
from us who have bceu blessed so 
richly we may profitably reproduce 
from memory a poem, which was 
published some time since in some 
periodical as a caricature ou that 
class of persons who are rich in 
prayers and rich in benevolence. 

The story purports to show up 
the character of a rich old deacon 
who bad a very beautiful crop of po- 
tatoes and who lived in close prox- 
imity to a very poor widow, who, 
under the pressure of her poverty, 
sent to the deacon for the gift of a 
few potatoes. Instead of taking 
them to her he went to see her, and 
exhort her to faith and patience, 
and then proposed to kneel and 
pray to the Lord. And he knelt 
Upon his breast he bowed his head; 
"With mournful tones he gravely said, 
"Oh, give us Lord, our daily bread." 
The widow cried "Potatoes." 

"Oh, give us faith in thee to trust; 
Remembering we are but dust; 
While thou art good and wise and just." 
The widow said, " Potatoes." 

' 'Oh, give the poor their dally food. 
And teach them that their a;reatest good 
Is faith in thee the living God. ' ' 
The widow sighed, "Potatoes." 

"Oh, make our hearts an open door, 
Through which a stream of love may flow 
To bless and cheer the humble poor." 
The widow thought, "Potatoes." 
"May we of our abundance yield, 
Our warmest symijathies, and feel 
To say. Oh, be ye warmed and filled." 
The widow shrieked, ."Potatoes." 

"Oh, pity this poor widow's state. 
Though her's a solemn, mournful fate. 
Give her submission yet to wait." 

The widow mourned, ''Potatoes." 

"These children too, O, hear their cries, 
As they consume their last supplies; 
May we regard with weeping eyes." 
The widow yelled, "Potatoes." 

"And may the poor throughout the 

Learn from thy word the sacred truth. 
That bread does not the spirit suit." 

She said "A few potatoes." 
And when the time that thou hast given, 
That we should serve thee 'moup; the 

Is past. Oh, take us into heaven." 

The widow prayed, "Potatoes." 

It is related to the credit; of the 
deacon who was so full of cheap be- 
nevolence, that the widow's respon- 
ses to his characteristic prayer so 
affected him, that he went home 
immediately and sent her a bag of 
potatoes, and ever afterward ac- 
companied his prayers for the poor 
with those subsfantials necessary to 
warm and fill their bodies. 

Let us, brethren, try to avoid 
the error into which this deacon 
fell, when we pray for our poor suf- 
fering brethren in the west this win- 
ter. A i'ew dollars or a few hun- 
dred pounds of flour from each of 
us will prove an excellent accom- 
paniment to the invocation, Lord 
blcs-s the poor and needy. 


Blacksburg, Va. 

Deeds of Oliaity- 
By D. F. Newton. 

"Go visit their homes; go visit their 

And listen to misery's plea; — 
Beholding them desolate oifer 

Of the bounties which heaven gives 

Provide for their children, whose 

shivering forms 
Plainly tell how they suffer 'neath 

winter's black storms." 

Litt'e boys and girls, do you think 
of the poor-, these bard chilly times 
— how much they suffer with cold 
and hunger? In our cities, fuel is 
dear, clothing is dear, provisions are 
dear. Some poor people have scarce- 
ly a shelter, much less a comfortable 
place to lay their heads and are rea- 
dy to perish for lack of fuel food and 
raiment. Some children are left 
fatherless, motherless, penniless, with- 
out any to provide for them ; no one 
to care, either for their bodies or souls. 

Do you think of this, young 
friei da ? 

Have you a heart to pity, a tear 
to shed, a dime to give? Are you 
provided richly with the comforts of 
life -—a good housi:; to live in, plenty 
ot food and raiment, parents and 
friends to care for 3 ou ? Above all, 
have you the blessed Bible, to guide 
you to life eternal ? And are you 
thankful ? Who gave you all these 
ble'-sings — distinguished you above 
the miserable, sutieriug and often de- 
graded poo."? God? Yes, God — 
and what does Gt.d say ? "The poor 
ye have with you always, and when- 
soever ye will ye may do them good." 
''Whoso stoppelh his ears at tiie cry 
of the poor, he also shall cry himt-elf, 
and shall not be heard. " "Blessed 
IS he that considereth the poor." 

Do you hear this little folks — what 
God speaks ? Should iiot every one 
of you say, from the bottom ot his 
heart : 

"The Lord is kind and good to me, 
And very thankful I must be; 
He clothes me and makes me warm 
He keeps my bones and flesh from 
"He gives me bread he gives me 
meat — 
All, all I have, that's good to eat. 

Oh. let mo not forget the poor, 
AVho beg their bread from door to 

" Who have no firo nor mout, nor 

And scarcely where to lay their 

The Lord is good and kind to me, 
Kind and good, O may I be." 

"I was a stranger and ye took me 
in; I was naked, and je clothed me; 
I was bick and ye visited one ; i was 
in prison and ye came unto me." lu 
asmuch as ye have done it unto one 
of tke least of these my brethren, 
ye have done it unto me." 

To Motkers. 

The first book read, and the last 
book laid aside by every child; is the 
conduct of its mother. 

1. Frst give yourself, then your 
child to God, It is but giving 
Him His own. Not to do it is rol> 
bing God. 

I. Always prefer virtue to wealth; 
the honor that comes from God to 
the honor that comes from men. 
Do this yourself. Do it for your 

3. Let your whole course be to 
raise your child to a high standard. 
Do not sink into childishness your- 

4. Give not needless commands, 
but when you command, require 
prompt obedience. 

5. Never indulge a child in cru- 
elty even to an insect. 

6. Cultivate a sympathy with 
your child in all lawful joys and 

7. Do not expect to make your 
child perfect. 

8. Be sure that you never correct 
a child until you know it dcBerves 
correction. Hear its story first and 

9. Never allow your child to 
whine or fret, or bear grudges. 

10. Early inculcate frankness, 
candor, generosity, magnanimity, 
patriotism, self-denial. 

II. The knowledge and fear of 
the Lord are the beginning of wis- 

12. Never mortify the feelings 
of y^ur child by upbraiding it with 
dulness; but do not inspire it With 

13. Pray for and with your child 
often and heartily. 

14. Let no one interpose between 
your authority and your child. 

15. Feed its mind no ic-^s than 
its body with food convenient for 

16. Encourage all attempts at 


Notes of a Sermon on Trine Immersion. 

AccordiDg to previous arrange- 
ments, ou the 24tli of Nov. we met 
with tlif brethren of the Lafayette 
congregation in Alien Co.. Ohio. 
Service on Saturday was attended 
with considerable interest, seeming- 
ly. On the Lord's day, by request, 
I. gave a vindication of tlie doctrine 
of Trine Immersion, under tlie fol- 
lowing heads : 

PROPosiTtox. — -Trine Immersion 
is apostolic baptism. 

Argument I. The termination 
zo as found in baptizo implies plur- 
ality of action. 

Ar. 2. There are three distinct 
persons in tiie Holy Trinity, into 
each of whose names we are to be 

Ar. 3. Was drawn from the 
consideration, that that part of the 
great commission, v/hich constitutes 
the formula for baptism is elliptical, 
a'ld w'len the ellipsis is supplied, 
the language then clearlj requires 
an action in each name of the Irin- 

My fourth argument was ba ed 
upon the fact that the Savior in his 
baptism of suffering in the garden, 
went a third time and prayed ; also 
that he fell on his face. Three dii- 
tinet actions constituted this bap- 

My fifth argument was founded 
upon the fact that in the epistle to 
Hebrews we have plurality of ac- 
tions in baptism set forth ; the doc- 
trine of Ijaplisiiis. 

In my sixth argument I produ'-ed 
historical testimony showing that 
Trine Immersion was the apostolic 

My seventh argument was based 
upon the histoiical fact that single 
immersion had its origin since the 
apostolic age, hence could not be ap- 

I gave this argument to the con- 
gregation by the brethren distribut- 
ing a package of brother IVloore's 
"Origin of Single Immeision." I 
took this manner of distributing the 
above tracts in our own congrega- 
tion, and wc recommend it to all ; 
as the Occasion then seemed to call 
for them. They are more likely io 
be read, besides, those desiring them 
are more likely to be supplied. 

The above tracts, in connection 
with "Trine Immersion Traced to 
the Apostles," are well worth pur- 
chasing and perusing. Brother 
Moore's "Baptismal Chart" is also 
an instructive sheet. 

If our brotherliOiid was a little 
more active in circulating such 

matter as the above, I think that 
the pure and nnaloyed doctrine 
would spread with more speed. We 
here are surrounded with a class of 
people who raised the sum of fifty 
dollars last year for the purpose of 
the gratuitous distribution of tracts. 
Tiiese were working bees and not 
drones or consumerp. 

Tiie above congregation, is located 
in Allen and Auglaze counties, un- 
der the ministerial charge of Bro. 
Jacob Baker, assisted by his son 
Henry ; Bro. D.uiicl Brower hav- 
ing charge of the eldership. The 
cause with them is looking upward, 
liowever not as much as they tie- 
sire. Membership about 4-5 -and 
somewhat scattered. They, at pres- 
ent, are uniting their efforts to 
build a meeting-house, which is au 
enterprise that should not be over- 
looked. A house for v/orship has 
several advantages. 

1. Th^y afford an influence in a 
community that we otherwise can 
not get. 

2. A house for worship exclusive, 
has a decided influence in concen- 
trating emigrating membership. We 
as a people have a na.ural taste for 
coKniiziugjCspecially in the vicinity 
of a church house. The building 
of church nouses should command 
the earliest attention of our breth- 
ren settling in new territory. 

3. A house, when faithfully em- 
ployed will also prove an import- 
ant auxiliary in farming members' 
children into a regular society, by 
wiiich their membersldp in the 
church is more easily secured. 

Christians anciently had houses 
exclusively dedicated to the service 
of God, hence we by their precedent 
are Justitied in building and 
dedicating them to the .service of 
our olessed Master. 


Gilboa, 0. 

The Kiugdom of God. 

And I say vnt-i thee thou art Peter 
and upon this rock I will build ray 
churcli and the gates of hell shall not 
previiil against it. And I will give unto 
thee the kcy.s of heaven, and wliatsoever 
thou shalt bind on eartli shall be bound 
in heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt 
loose on earlh shall be loosed in heaven. 
Mmth. IG : 18—19. 

We observe !rom the text, that 
Christ has cnceded or delegated his 
power to a (.ortioii of the human fam- 
ily and that part are those, ihat de- 
ny tlitniselves of this world and con- 
stilutc themselves the followers of 
Christ. Hence lie reeoguizts them 
as his own (rue church or King- 

But it is not our particular object 
in this article, to treat particularly 
on the power that he has delegated 
to his followers, but there being 
some that believe or at least teach, 
that God has no Kingdom on earth, 
never had, nor never will have, un- 
til he comes the second time, we 
shall first notice the kinirdom. 


"But I tell you of a truth, there 
be some standing here which shall 
not taste of deatti, till they see the 
kingdom of God." Luke 9 : 27. This it very evident, that Christ 
meant to establish a kingdom "built 
upon the fdunda'ion of the .apostles 
and prophets, Jesus Christ being the 
chief cornerstone.'" Eph. 2 : 20. And 
I appoint uiito 3 ou a kmgdom, as my 
Father has appf)inted auto me." 
Luke 22 : 29. "Fear not little flock, 
for it is your Father's good pleasure to 
give you the kingdom." Many oth- 
er instances might be adduced to the 
effect that Christ m3ant to set up a 
kingdom ou earth. In fact it was 
the principal object of his mi'sion in- 
to the world. 

Now the opposite would say, that 
these are only promises and the king- 
dom is yet to come as we are com- 
manded to pray: "Thy Kingdom come 
and they say, why do ) ou pray for 
the kingdom to come if you have 

We need not halt long between 
two opinioi.s here. First we observe 
that thekingdom was not yet establsh- 
ed, when he instructed his disciples 
to pray in thai manner, but he was 
just jueparing the world to receive 
the same. Secondly we see that the 
promises or at least, parts of them, 
were given (0 the disciple.-, and they 
should not taste death, until they 
had seen tlic Kingdom of heav- 

It is evident, that we have the 
promises. Y es, we have the promises 
that we all admit, and if we fail to 
find a kingdom now, we will yield 
the point, and look for one to come 

We wi-h, in the fitst place, to in- 
troduce tlie text : "Thnu art Peter 
and uiK.n this rock I will build my 
church and the gates of hell shall not 
prevail against it." Here we notice 
that Ciirist built his church, and ho 
fenced it in with power, so that he 
defies the iiowor of darkness to pre- 
vail against it, lam aware that I 
will differ with many of my brethren 
iu this one poiut, but it seems to me 
that Peter is delegated with the fud 
power, or in other words, the churcli 
was placed ou Peter's shoulders, for 
"I will give unto thee the keys of 


the kingilom of heaven aud whatso- 
ever thou shaltbind on earth shall 
be bound ir ijcaven, etc. 

I am very luiich at variance wi'h 
popery, yet it seems to me that Peter 
was the first responsible person here 
in the establishment of the church 
on taith, but let tiiis bo as it may, 
it does not change ihesubject . Dul 
we will proceed. 

Previous to this time Christ only 
had this p j^Ver, but now he delegates 
it — he organizes a kingdom — and sets 
it to work as \Yefmd in alatier c'ause 
of the text, and promises lo reog- 
nize or sanction their works. And 
it is very obvious that this ] ower is 
confine J to a few, viz: those that chcose 
to follow Christfor hesays "Fearni)t 
little flock*for itis your Eathtr's g"od 
pleasure, to give vou the kiog- 

Now then we have a class of peo- 
ple, endowed with the power of God 
designe:!, to work for him on earih 
and separate from 'he world. Now 
call it what you want, but we choose 
totbi.nk as the church has ''The keys 
of the Kingdom of htaven,'' it is the 
kingdom of God on earih ; they being 
his subjects aulhoriztd to do bis work 
have the promises of his HolySpiiit 
lO guide them into all truth. iSo they 
would in all reason constitute a 
kingdom with Christ as their head 
over them. 

la view of the foregoing facts, if 
we accept Jesus as a Redeeijaer, we 
must necessarily accept his Kingdom 
also, for he was abundantly able and 
jiowerful to tstabiish a Kingdom. 
Take notice for John "beheld his glo- 
ry, tbe giory as the only begotten 
of tbe Father full of grace and truth. 
That which was from the beginning 
which we have had, which \ie have 
seen with our e} es, which we have 
looked upon.'' For the life was man 
ifested and we have seen it, and bear 
witness unto you, that eternal life 
which was with the Father, aud was 
manif^^sted unto us." 1. John 1 : 1.2, 

Jf ihe foregoing evidence is not 
enough, come ^et us reason together. 
Christ is proclaimed as King of Kings 
and Lord of Loids". If he is a King 
he muit have a Kingd-;m, and in or- 
der io have a Kiugd' m he must have 
sulijects, and iiwill not i.e expected 
that I should lake time and space to 
prove, that Christ has subjects on 
earth, for surely that is a conceded 

i5uch being the case, in all reason 
Christ has a Kingdom on earth, and 
when he comes he will come to his 
Kingdom. Believing the above to 
be enough to satisfy every reasonable 

mind, wo dtsist, until we are asked 
for more evidence if such should be 
the case. And as we have seen that 
there is a kingdom, we will just no- 
tice in a few wurds, what kind of a 
Kingdom he ( Christ ) has insti- 

After the disciples had disputed 
among themselves, who should bo the 
■gieatest Jesus se!s a liitle child in 
ilieir mids; as representing his King- 
dom and says, ' wIk soever leciveth 
a li'.t'e ohi d in my name receiveth 
me, and he that receiveth me receiv- 
eth him, that sent me." And while 
Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem 
and some of the Samaiitans would 
not receive him, and when James and 
John wou'd Lave called down fire 
from heaven to destroy them, Jesus 
said, ''Yeknow i.ot what manner of 
Si'ifits ye are of for the Son of man 
is not come to destroy but to save." 
This shows the nature of his Kiag- 
dum. And when he says, "My 
Kingdom is not of this world" he 
means, that his kingdom is not after 

3 woric 

fight, but my 
hence." That 

the manner of thi 
wculd my subjecis 
Kingdom is not f'om 
is to say, that he has a Kingdom on 
earth, but of a different nature to 
that of the world. They do not fight 
with the world's weapons, but with 
the sword of the fpirir, having on 
the breast plate of the righteous, and 
being shod with the preparation 
of the Gospel of peace. 

Hence we sum it up in these 
words— Christ has an established 
Kingdom — a peaceable Kingdom, sep- 
arate from this world, and whereo 
he' will come in due time, and if we 
do not believe, He has a Kingdom 
we will hardly find it, nor expect to 
enjoy it. J. B Laie. 

w u ^ m i' ' i m 


Whilst you cannot feel tco keenly 
do not wait f ^r feeling. No seirrow 
for f'C past can be too poigiiant ; but 
do not wait for that torrow. If the 
})rodigal had not arisen till he was 
satisfied wit'i his own lepentance, he 
would have died in a far country. 
The tears which do not flow from the 
gaunt eyes of famine will come un 
bidden at the fjast of fat things ; and 
the fountains of the great deep, which 
freeze in the winter of renjo'enes 
and estrangement, will break up and 
brim over in the sunshine of Mercy. 
The word which you lake, be it what 
it may — "Father, 1 have sinned, and 
am no more worthy to be called thy 
sou;" "Take away mine iniquity 
and receive me graciously" — what- 

ever the word may be, let it be a 
true one, and swifter than your ic- 
lurn will he the foot-step3 of forth- 
coniitig pardon ; and great as muy 
be your os\n joy in rescuing and 
restoiing grace, no less will be the 
joy in heaven over your repentance. 
— James HainiUon. 

Active Benevolence- 
Benevolence is not a thing to be 
taken up by chance, and jjut by at 
once to make way for every employ- 
ment which saviTS of .self-interest. It 
is the largest part of our business, 
beginning wi'h eiir b.ome duties, and 
extending it;alf to tiie utmost veige 
of humanity. A vague feeling of 
kindness toward our fcllow-crealures 
is DO state of mind to rest in. It is 
not enough for us to be able to .say 
that nothing of human interest is 
alien to us, and that we give our uc- 
qniescence, or indeed, our transient 
assiitanee, to any scheme of benevo- 
lence that may come in our way. No,- 
it is Dromo:ing the welfare of others 
we must toil ; we must devote io it 
earnest thought, constant ciire, and 
zealous endeavor. The few moments 
in the course of a day, which some 
men ab.-orb in some worldly pursuit 
may carelessly expand in kind words 
or charities to those arouiid tlum — 
kindness to an animal is one of the^e 
— and are, perl aps in the. sight of 
heaven the only time that he has liv- 
ed to any purpose worth recording. — • 
Arthur jielp.s. 

Good Advice to Christians- 

1. See that your leligion makes 
you a better son or daughter, a hit- 
ter clerk, a better student, a bc'.ter 

2. Do not set yourself up as a 
standard. Shun all ceusoriousness. 
Remember that each one "to his own 
Master s:andeth aud falleih," and 
not to you. 

3. Let nothing keep j'ou away 
from the Saviour. Never be temp eel 
to stay away fr- m him by unbel.ev- 
ing doubts, by past neglect or pre- 
sent ftar, by anything. Ee more in 
timate with him than with any other 
earthly it lend. 

4. Never rejoice in your own 
strength. A chill, lookirg um to 
Christ is stronger ihan a man armed. 
Be resolute in looking to him alone 
for s'.rength. 

5. Sliow by your life what grace 
can do. Theie is no language iu the 
worldso eloquent as ahoiy life. Men 
may e'oubt what you say, but they 
will believe what you do. 




Tue New Years Gift- 

We aro not sure whether it is 
now as it was when we \Yere below 
our teens or not, liut we suppose in 
many places the old custom of, 
watc'iing to win the New Years 
Gift is still in use, and we are just 
now, wondering what kind of gifts 
all of our little readers will get. 
Just think what a heap it would 
make to have them all on one great 
pile, and what a variety and mix- 
ture it would be! Let us take a 
peep at thera. Little wagons, sleds, 
wheelbarrows, horses, donkiea, dolls, 
and puzzles and hundreds of other 
things that we cannot mention, not 
iucluding caudles, iweet cakes, su- 
gared plums, raisins and so on. 
These are all very nice if you do 
not get too much of thera and use 
them temperately, but still it takes 
more than tiieso to make young 
people (and old ones too) happy. 

Of course, wa w'sh you all a real 
nice New Years Gift, and lots of 
ROod things, but while we do this, 
we wish you to be happy by doing 
good and making otheis happy. 
To learn how to do this, read 
"Happy Ciirislmas.'' We also give, 
this week a number of other little 
pieces which we hope will interest 

We thought Uncle Henry would 
be around for New Years, but 
he must be too busy, or perhaps 
he is out sleighing as the bells 
are now jingling arouml everywhere 
and no doubt ho too has hitched 
his trotter and is out enjoying the 
good sleighing. If so, it is likely 
you will hear fr.)m him as he is a 
great friend to i\\o, little ones, and if 
he sees anything he likes to write 
about he v,'ill be euro to let you 
know it. 

And now, dear little ones, we 
wish you a great big New Years 
Gift, and may it last ali the year — 
love papa, mamma, little brothers 
and sisters, and above all, love 
Ged who is so kind to you in giv- 
ing you all the things that makes 
you so happy. 

A Happy Christmas- 
Minnie and Tommy Clair had 
been saving' their pennies ever since 
the last Christmas ; and litUe by lit- 
tle their tin boxes had grown so fuU 
that not even a penny had room in 
them — "chuck fall as Tommy said. 
"Minnie we'll spend it to-morrow ; 
won't it bo fua. Say, Min your 
stockings are the largest ; I'll take 
ma's won't I, sister ? 

"Santa C'aus will know you are 
a boy and give you a kite may be ; 
btit if you hang up ma's he will think 
you are a girl and give you a doll 
wisely spoke Minnie, who was two 
years older. 

"Minnie Clair I know as much 
as jou do. Santa Claus is pa and 
ma. They know I'm a boj don't 

"Children go to bed, Santa Claua 
will not come ifyou s*»y up all night. 
Here are some nice white stockings 
to hang up to-night," called their 

Minnie was soon up stairs, and 
Tommy in his room With a good- 
night kissof mamma, were soon alseep 
in spite of ita being Christmaa 

Next morning Minnie was awake 
early and crept down stairs cautious- 
ly to gee the Christmas gifts, but 
Tommy was there before her and 
hailed her with — "Minnie, look, 
here's a Young Folk's Monthly and 
Chromes too ! Ain't they splendid 
I have a top, a ball, — here's candy 
and lots of things !" 

After breakfist they counted their 
money in the tin boxes. I have dol- 
lars,'' said Tommy. 

"And 1 have six," .'aid Minnie. 

"Let's go and spend it." 

"Tommy mine is for the poor 
chiklrfu, and ma has given me some 
sho( s ofours that are too small. Also 
a warm coat of yours that you have 
outgrown. There are ilannel diesses 
ot mine, and they are in the basket 
which we will take." 

With a few hints from mamma they 
deparled taking the basket between 
them, first going to a clothing store 
and then to the street. 

The first one thev met was a little 
girl, ragged and bare-footed. A pair 
•f Minnie's shoes, a flannel dress and 
a pair of storkings were han'cd her 
and they only heard, "Uhow splen- 
did !"for they were hurrying on their 
errand of mercy. 

On, on they wentjjiving to c'u'd- 
dren as they went, till the basket was 

The money they gave now, little by 
little, till all was gone, |but they had 

been amjily repaid for it by smiles 
and tears of joy and thanks, over 
and over again, and they felt so happy 
in thinking tiiat they had been the 
mean^ of doing good. They ran 
quickly home an 1 did justice to the 
good Christmas dinner of turkey and 
plum pudding. 

That night as they kissel their 
parents agood night, they said, "Oh, 
this is the best Christmas we ever 

"You know the secret of happiness 
now, my dear children," said their 
mamma. "Happinessconsists in mak- 
ing others happy." — Young Folk's 

A New-Y«ar'8 Verse- 
Learn these lines, my boys and 
girls, on New-Year's day, and carry 
them wi'h you all the rest of your 
lives. They are very old but not as 
old, as the truth they tell : 

"Devoutly loolc, and uauglit, 

But wonders sliall pass by tliee, 
Devoutly spealc and rten 
Devoutly lisea to thee; 
Devoutly act and then 

The strength of God acts through 

— St. Nicholas. 


— Bro. Wm. D. Tyson of Fancy 
Gap, Va., ways : We had our Love- 
feast again at our house, on the 3d 
and 4th of November. Eider H. 
P. Hylton from Floyd Co., and 
Bro. Amos Faw from Salem, N. 
C, and others were present, and as 
we had no i)reaciier at this place a 
choice was held, and the lot fell on 
Bro. Daniel Rolhrock. Last year 
a choice was held for a deacon and 
the vote was a tie; both wereelected, 
visf: Samuel Uothrock and the writer. 
This fall a sister was added to our 
small flock and we have good prospects 
for many moreto enlist iti the good 
cause. I believe the brethren never 
preached in this locality before. It 
has been 4 years now since we moved 
here, fromPenn'a. Here are a good 
many Baptists. The}' call them 
Srelves primitive Baptists, but I think 
that is i;ot their name, a-s they do not 
walk io our Savior's ways. 

—Brother Allen S. Ilobison of 
Churchville, Casi Co., 111., says: 
.'Brethren, you may consider me 
a v'ubscriber for 1875. * ♦ * * 
* * you need not make the PlL- 
OKIM any better for me, as I think 
it is already good enough for the 



money we pay for it. It ie a great 
help *o me and my family as we do 
not have preaching here often as 
we live fifty miles from our church. 
I am 60 years old and my wife is 
40 — bad tea children, lour have 
gone to rest — the two oldest, 2i 
and 17, are members of the church. 
They joined when quite young. I 
never had any trouble with my 
children although there is much 
wickedness in the neighborhood. 
Brethren and sisters, if we wish 
good children, we must raise them as 
they were 50 years ago, away from 
drinking and gabling ealoons. We 
must aet them a good example, and 
when we promise them anything, 
do it if it Bhould be a whipping. 
They will love us all the better for 

We had four accessions to the 
church during thesummer, all young 
but one, who is in 70, and he was 
turned to the truth by reading my 
Pilgrim and is now a faithful 
brother. We number 15 members 
and ail we lack is a preacher." 

—J. D. Nehr of Ednar Mills 
Ind., says: The Pilsrim is coming 
regularly, and with it much cheer- 
ing news from different churches 
and states. The miscellaneous 
columns are giving good satisfaction 
here, only more matter is desired. 
The idea of having a local corres- 
pondent in each church district is 
remarkably good In answer to 
who the reporters shall be, I 
will say according to my uader- 
standing of the matter, it would be 
most proper for you to appoiwf 
tkem, for the following reason : 
1st. Any brother or sister so ap- 
pointed will unquestionably feel 
ihemsplves more free and will- 
ing to act than they w nild other- 
wise. 2d. You have doubtless long 
since noticed who can give matter 
of interest with tiie least and fewest 
words. All correspondents should 
bare in mind that any matter 
with few and good words is al- 
ways most profitable. 

— Twenty families of Meuonnites 
from Russia, arrived at Orrville ou 
the 30th ult. and were taken in 
charge by the Amish Menuonite 
Church of W^ayue, Co. upon whodc 
charities they are dependent for the 
present. They tell a pitiful tale 
of persecution and suffering and are 

much rejoiced over tiie happy de- 

Sister Henrietta Hildrelh, of 
Pottawattamie Co., Fowa, says, "I 
received a sample copy of the Pil- 
grim and am much pleased with it 
and it is a welcome visitor to my 
home, and would not like to be 
without it as it ieeds us with that 
Bweet bread of Life for which so 
many poor hungry souls are star- 
ving. We have no preaching her* 
by the Brethren and as I am a lone 
member here, in its columns I find 
many good sermons that is strength- 
ening to the soul and therefore want 
a continuation of its visits, and will 
also send another name which will 
add one more to your list." 

"Thank you, dear sister, if all 
our single subscribers would add 
just one more, our list would be 
considerably enlarged. 

—Sister Sarah E. Miller of Jef- 
ferson Ind., says : I renew my 
subscription for the Pilgrim, as I 
cannot do without it. I consider 
it next to my Bible. Perhaps I 
prise it higher than I would if I 
lived among members, but I am 
alone here, it being 12 miles to the 
closest meeting-house. 

— I^e have so much miscellane- 
ous matter on hands at present that 
we are obliged to mako two depart- 
ments. TFe will try to arrange it 
differently in the future. Send 
along the news, we will find room 
for all. 

— This morni ng, Dec. 22, we hav 
a call from brother J. D. Trestle of 
Linganore Md. He had been 
preaching for the brethren of Augh- 
wick for the la st fire days and is no \v 
on his waj to 111. To-night he ex- 
pects to stop with the brethren of Al- 
to na Pa. 

Bro. Trestle is a man of more than 
ordinary christian forli(ude and is 
sometimes almost overwhelmed in 
the cause of his divine Master .Like 
Paul, he isdetTminedto know nothing 
but Ohiidt and him crucified. May 
success attend him on his mission of 

— Those wanting Almanacs 
should send for them at once so as 

to 2;et them as soon as possibit'. 
Our first lot is all gone and we are 
]ookin,i^ for more every day when 
all will be supplied. 

— Every brother and lister is in- 
vited to get subscribers for the Pil- 
grim. Only $1.50 and 10 cts for 


Dear Brethren. 

By youi per- 
mission I will say a word as regards 
"the Flory Correspondence in Com- 
panion No 42. Bro .Speicher pitches 
into Bro. Flory and all who have 
written encouraging letters as regards 
Colorado or the far Wets. I think 
the Bro. is somewhat mistaken when 
he asserts that all that go to the f«r 
west have left "the comforts and 
conveniences of homesociety, church, 
schools, &o. As we can have all the 
abore and do have them, right here, 
with the exception of schools, and 
these we could have, if there was 
children enough to make a school. 
He also is mistaken as regards his 
assertion that our breakfast consists 
of nothing but cornbread and fried 
pork and biscuit shortened with the 
seeds of scrofula. We have better 
wheat bread, than Iowa could affoid, 
which some that have gone back to 
Iowa will affirm. Does the brother 
call the Buffalo steaks that we have 
such an abundance of here "Scrofula 
•eeds ?" 

I would ask the brother whether 
Iowa would have been settled and 
had home comforts, society, 
churches, and schools etc., had every 
body been of the opinion he is, and 
it certainly was wild and uncivilized 
at one time I would yet say that 1 
came out here through Bro. Flory's 
correspondence, and have not had 
one thing misrepresented, and I have 
now a fair chance of getting a home 
for myself and family. 

1 think Bro. Flory has done no 
more than the commission required 
of him in coming out here to preach 
the gospel to the socalled "unciviliz- 
ed people of Colorado." 

C. M. Armbrust. 

Buffalo, Weld co, Col. 

Bro. J. F. Eikenberry says: 
"The District Council Meeting of 
Northern Iowa ani Minnesota will 
be held ou Friday jur t before the 
full moon in February 1875, in the'er Church, Butler Co., 
Iowa. The place to stop off by 
railroad is Greene, which i? a quar- 
ter of a mile from where the meet- 
ing will be held. Wo extend an 
invitation to all the nsambers that 
wish to meet with us at th&t time, 
and especially thoso tliat are in the 
above District. We would like to 
have every church represented by 
a delegation as matters of impor- 
tance no doubt will come before 
the meeting." 



Notes of Travel. 


We gtarterl to attend a series of 
meetings iu L'dcoIq and Kanawha 
counties, W. Va., on the 3d day of 
jSToveraber, got aboard the mail 
train at Towuseuds Staiion, Fayette 
Co., arrived at Saint Aiban at 4 
o'clock same evening. Then to 
brotl'.er P. A. Fisliers, staid over 
nigbt withhiia and ids kind family. 
Nest day brother Fisher took us in 
iiis carriage to broiiier Wm. Mow- 
ers in Lincoln Co. Preaclsing the 
5th at 11 o'elock on Sycamore Creek, 
home with brother and sister Miles. 
Cth, meeting at Sand Fork Meet- 
ing-house, at 11 o'clock ; at 8 o'clock 
meeting at Sycamore again. We 
repaired to the water, four candi- 
dates for baptism ; thence home 
with brother Wm. Good. 

Nov. 7th, tins being the time for 
a Lovefeast at bro. Wm. Stovvers' 
an appointment was made " .for 
ju'eacliing at 2 o'clock, but owing 
to some applicants f)r baptism, 
preaching fir 2 o'clock was omitted. 
V\'e then went to the river, a con- 
siderable disiance, and attended to 
the oiilinance of baplisn^. lietureed 
to the piaCH of meeting jnst iii time 
to speak on self examination. The 
order was very good during the 
evening, it being the first meeting 
of the kind ever hekl in this part 
of W. Va. Nov. 8th at 9 o'clock 
the church came together, and after 
singing, prayer and the reading of 
the apostles instructions, a choice 
was held for f^ speaker and a dea- 
con. The lot fell on brother P. A. 
Fisher for speaker, and brother 
Wm. Good for deacon. After the 
brethren had received them iu the 
usual way, brother S. Kiner ad- 
dressed us from the parable of the 
marriage of the Kings's sou._ The 
intevfs* manifested was indicative 
of vouch good. 

Tlie church iu Lincoln Co., is in 
a healthy co'idition, and is increas- 
ing veiy rapidly. The furnace of 
persecution is being heated seven 
limes hotter than it is usually heat- 
ted, hut if the brethren and sisters 
will pay no attention to sucii bab- 
blers, they will do weii. If the 
Lord be for us, who can be against 


After preaching we left, and in 
company with brother Fisher and 
family, we came to Upper Falls 
Coal. Thcncj to Charltston, the 
capital oi' W. ^'a. Visited the bieth- 
ren and sisters living theie, and ou 
the night of the 11th preached iu 

the court-house to a very small 
congregation. I think if the Sav- 
ior was standing on the mountain 
above Charleston, He would have 
cause to weep over her, and some- 
times if He were to visit the places 
of worship, He would have cau--e 
to use Kis scourge of small curds. 
Unless you have somepic-nic or fes- 
tival or something of the kind, yoa 
can't get 50 hearers in the city out 
of eight thousand inhabitants, and 
when they come you can neither 
make them mad or glad. They 
.seem to have drank of the soul 
slee'ping doctrine and gone to sleep. 
Jialelffh a II. W. Va. 

Proceediugs of the Special Meeting of tlie' 
Northern District of Illinois- 

(Forenoon session.) 

Pursuant to call, tlie delegates 
from all the churches except Napiec- 
ville assembled in council at Cher- 
ry Grove, Carroll county 111., Dec. 
Sth 1874. 

After singing, prayer, and the 
reading of the Sth chapter of 21 
Cor., tlie meeting was organized by 
electing Martin Myers, Moderaior, 
and M. M. Eshleman, Cleik. The 
moderator then read the call of the 
meeting, aod stated th.e object of 
the coniicil to be the perfecting of 
a plau to collect sup|)lies for the 
needy in Kansas and Nebraska. 
Letters a>id the published appeals 
of t le brethren in Kansas were 

On motion it was agreed that 
the name of this society be, the 
Northern Illinois Relief Society of 
the Brethren, known as the "Old 
Gernmn Baptists." 

The propriety of sending grain 
to the needy was then considered. 
The opinion prevailed that no grain 
should be sent at this time, and 
that all grain donations should be 
converted into money. 

Pending the di.sciiS3ion of ap- 
pointing soliciting committees, the 
meeting adjourned to partake of re- 

(afternoon session.) 
The delegates met to prepare a 
plan of operations, and to adopt 
a pL=rrn.incnt orgaoiz.ition for ihe 
society. They reported the f)llow- 
ing : 

John Rowland, Lanark III. 


M. M. Eshleraan, Lanark 111. 

Cor. Sec. 

Jacob Zuck and Daniel Kiugery, 


Soliciting Agents. 

Isaac Kemper, John Wales, Mad- 
dam's Grove. 

Samuel Studebaker, Jacob Delp, 
Yellow Creek. 

S. H. Wolf, Isaac Row laud, 
Cherry Grove. 

Joshua Slifer, David Garber, 
West Branch. 

Beuj. Swengley, Hiram Rowe, 
Silver Creek. 

B. Sprigler, John W. Price, Pine 

I). N. Wingert, S. Riddlesperger, 
Rock River. 

J. L. Myers, Isaac L. C'onner, 
Rock Creek, 

Joseph Fike, Abram Livengood, 

Andrew Baker, 7\.arou Mussel- 
man, Hickory Gr^ve. 

Daniel Kingery, Jacob Royer, 
Arnold's Grove. 

Soliciting agents to visit all the 
members in their congregatiou and 
collect supplies for tlie needy. 
They are at liberty to call brethren 
to assist them in the work, or, if 
necessary, to call their cougregalion 
togetlier. Said agents, or commit- 
tees, to forward all donations to 
brother John Rosvland, Lanark 111. 
The Ibrwardiug agent, or treasurer, 
was ordered to instruct disiibut- 
iiig agents to aid the needy who 
are not members of the church, but 
who reside in the vicinity of the 
aided brethren. "As we hai^e 
therefore opportuuity, let us do good 
unto all men, especially unto them 
who are of the household of faith. 
Gal. 6:10. The delegates return- 
ed to ihe council room and reported 
ih.eir conclusions. 

Ttie I'ollowing resolution wa.s 
adopted : 

Resolved, That John Forney, sen. 
S. C. Stump, and Christian Forney 
of Falls City, Neb., act as Distrib- 
uting oouimittees for the states of 
Kansas and Nebraska. 

The following sums of money 
were then received : 
Maddams Grove - - §30.00 
Yellow Creek - - - 25.40 
Cherry Grove - - - 141.72 
West Branch - - - 10(3.00 
Silver Creek - - - 52.50 
Pine Creek - - - 69.60 
Rock Rivc;r - - - - 131.05 
Toial ,^556.27 

S>;nt when calls were first made: 
Pine Creek - - - - §31.00 
Milledgeville - - - - 26.15 
Hickory Grove - - - 40.00 
Total .sent - - - -.$97.15 
T )lul contributed by the District 
as reported : - - - .^653.42 
liesolved, That copies of the pro- 



ceedings he sent to Ihe Companion 
and Visitor, the PiLCRur, und 
Vindicator for jjublioation. 

Requests for aid must be add' cas- 
ed to the correspondino; secretary. 
Letj tliose in need state whether 
gram can be liad at reasonahle i)ri- 
ces within their reach, or if ,tlioy 
des^ire grain to be sent to them. 
Wheies'er possible, clnirches slionhl 
organize and make their wants 
known through tlicir proper offi- 

The meeting then adjourned in 
the tear of the Lord. 

INLvuTtN M^BRS, Moderater, 
M. M- EsiiLEiMEN, Clerk. 

Address to the Ohuroiies of the Brethren 
of Va. 

De-ar Urethral : — 

By reference to 
the Minutes of the District council 
held ill Franklin Co., last April, 
you will see that a commission was 
appointed to cooperate with a simi- 
lar commission representing tlie 
2nd District of Virginia in memo- 
rial iziug the Legislature, in order 
to obtain relief from the jury ser- 
vice, especially ihe service on venires. 

After maturely deliberating on 
the propriety of presenting the pro- 
jiosed memorial to our Legislature, 
I have thought it would be better 
to withhold that document for the 
present for the following reasons, 
viz : 

1st. The protection afforded us, 
as a religious body, by the govern- 
ment requires of us corresponding 
support, and Siich as does not con- 
flict sviih our conviction of duty to 
God. Now the ordn a-y juiy serv- 
ice, as far as my kuowiedge and. 
e-xpiTieiice extends, does not engen- 
der such conflict, and it is essential 
to the proper administration of the 
laws. Cases of debt, or tresspass, 
Or other ordinary infringement of 
justice, will arise, and it is the du- 
ty of all law-abidiiij^- citizens (and 
the Brethren are of that cluss pru- 
verbially) to assist in their adjudi- 

Ordinarily il is i o hing more 
than a business transaction under 
tlie supervision of the ui urts, and 
should not involve the conscience 
more than any other secular affair. 
Under the present iniianjionions 
and abnormal consiituiion of soci 
ety, the jury service must be per- 
formed and, we as a class, shou.d 
not ask exemptions from the public 
burdens only in cases affecting the 
conscience. Our government is es- 
tablished on the most liberal and 

tolerant principles, and we should 
be c.ontentC'i with wlmt we have, 
lest, by asking too much we tnay 
lose what we have: lest, by grasp- 
ing at the shadow, we may lose the 

2nd. I do not think the Legis- 
lature would look iavorabiy on a 
prop:silion of that character. Ttiere 
is nothing more pernicious to the 
welfare of a Slate than class legisla- 
tion, and no Legislator has the 
right, either moral or legal, to pros- 
titute his power for the private ben- 
efit of individuuls or classes. We 
connot ask it iu the plea of con- 
science for conscience is not involv- 
ed ill the adjustment of our petty 
diflicultii.'s, so iarasthe arbiirnnjent 
of juries is concerned, and hence 
the Legislature could not grant it 
in justice to other classes of the 
body politic. 

3d. Relative to the venire service 
We have as many privileges as the 
most scrupulous could desire. The 
jaror is asijed. the question ; "Do 
you haveany conscientious scruples 
that would conflict with the decis- 
ion of this case i.ccording to the 
lavv' and the testimony ?" \Ve 
should not expect less than this,aDd 
there is no apparent disposition of 
the Legislature to exact more of us. 
In any CAse where a brotiier may 
have scruples about performing any 
jury service I think the judges 
would relieve him on the piesenta- 
tion of that fact. 

I hOjOe the l)r8lhrer. wlio have 
charge of the aforeuuntioned com- 
mission will postpone its execution 
until after our council next April. 
Nothing can be lost by the dela^' 
and probably by mature reconsid- 
eration we may be able to see its 
inutility. Your Bro. 

D. C. MooMAW. 

Blacksburg, Va. 

-Respected publishers of the Pri,- 
GEiM : Please publish something 
for the 5atisi"action of the members 

V/e have, and are still receivin-'- 
letters from Kansas and Nebraska, 
asking for aid, and several signed 
by neioons of which we knownoth- 
ins.'". I wish to have it understood 
t' at we we will not respond to such 
letters, inasmuch as we received a 
I tter from Nebraska last winter 
and we made up money, and J sent 
It according'to request, and the next 
we heard of that man he had star- 
ted to run away. He was caught 
and put to jail, of course, but not for 
anything good he had done. If there 

are any members in need, which we 
know there arc, I think each one 
has some brother or sister they are 
known to, lot them write to them 
and let them intercede for them, and 
if tlioy arc wjrthy menjhcrs, they 
can and may expect their wants t'j 
be supplied. 

I also wish the Brotherhood to 
know that last Fall a year ago, we 
divided the Iowa River District, 
our part retained tlie name, and the 
other is called the State Center Dis- 
trict. Last Spring we cut off 12 
miles on tlie East, which was at- 
tached to Elder Peter Forney's Dis- 
trici, and hist Fall we cut off'a strip 
0!i the North, which took two min- 
isters and quite a number of mem- 
bers. Those were attached to Kid. 
Henry Siricklor's District, .so wo 
have Only some sixty members left 
in the lo^a River District, jind the 
greater part of these are in limited 
circumstances. I wish this to be 
understood for this reason : That 
those who write to me fur help 
will not be disappointed by expect- 
ing to receive from us the same 
amount they mighS or should if wo 
were all iu one District, as we had 
been three or four years ag". 

Eld. John Mui^ray. 

Quarry, Iowa. 

Dear Pilgrim: As it seems to be 
desirable to hear from the churches, 
I will say that while the prosperity 
of this church >s not as we would 
like to see it, yet we have a good 
many live and zealous members iu 
the cause of the great Redeemer. 
We have had only a few additions 
this year, but we hope that better 
days are coming, and tliat Christi- 
anity -ivill be on tne incease in this 
part of God's vineyard as there 
seems to be love and ui:ion among 
us at this lime. 

I was called with other brethren 
to visit the brethren in Rice and 
Lazurn counties, Minn, a few days 
ago. We found the cqurch there 
much out of order. \V^ labored 
with them both iu public and pri- 
vate, aiui after a few days in coun- 
cil meeting there seemed to be gen- 
eral sati-ifaCiion giv n to all parties, 
and a better love we never saw 
manifested tliau we saw there, and 
we felt to rejoice with them, for we 
think the Lord was wiih Ui, and 
our labo s were lilessed. ^Vlay the 
good L ird v,'a:ou over the little 
band of members there, and may 
they have the care for oue another 
that C'hristianitv demands ofus,and 



then I think there wiil be no fear 
of such troubles as did exist among 
them there. So may the Lord be 
with us all and grant grace that we 
may prove faithful until the end, is 
my prayer. 

We here in this part of Iowa, 
as fai as temporal matters are con- 
cerned, have all we could wish. 
We had a beautiful Fall and no 
snow yet. The weather pleasant 
up to this time, December 7tb. 


Green, Iowa. 

Brother Brumbaugh: We had a 
series of meetings at8hilow Church. 
It commenced on Friday night, the 
15th of November, and continued 
until Saturday a week. Ministering 
biethren with us were Aaron and 
Moses Fike, from German Settle- 
ment. They labored in earnest 
M'ilh us for four days for which 
they have our very best thanks 
and hope tlio Lord will bless them 
for their labors of love. During 
the meeting, six were added to 
the church, and were with the Eun- 
uch made to rejoice, not only as 
they went on their way, but as they 
went down and came up out of 
the water, praising God, and some 
on the bank cried out. We believe 
that good impressions were made 
on the minds of many others, and 
the brethren and sisters were bnilt 
up in the faith of the gospel. Dur- 
ing the meeting we had excellent 
order. The brethren and sisters 
attended well, which was encour- 
aging. If the ministers do not at- 
tend, the members are not apt to 
attend, and if neither attend, the 
world cares less about it. Brethren, 
I fear often there is no zeal ; not 
enough of earnestness manifested. 
Let us take the advice of the apos- 
tle Paul, and not "forsake the as- 
sembling of ourselves together, as 
the manner of some," is the prayer 
of your brother in Christ. 

Elias Auvil. 

Moss Springs. 
Kansas, Dec. 10, 1874. 
Editors Pilgrim : 

I saw a proposition 
by brother D. C. Mooraaw in Pii,- 
OKiM No. 48, current Vol. to as- 
sist the brethren in western Kansas. 
I think his plan is a very good one. 
What the brethren senda to the 
brethren in Kansas should be done 
ttirough the church as much as 

Brother Joseph Johnson and my- 
self are needing help in this Co. 

We came here one year ago, and 
failed to raise anything. This year 
we are out of money and have but 
little to tat. The wheat is all gone 
and but very little flour in the con u- 
try. Flour is cheap enough at the 
mills, but there is no money to buy 
with, and that is not all, when 
spring comes we lack seed of all 
kinds. We live about 45 miles 
from the nearest church. 

M. Crumrine. 

Bro. H. B. Brumbaugh : — 

Please say to 
the brethren through the Pilgrim 
that we the Richland chuich of 
Richland Co., Ohio, will the Lord 
willing, commence our series of 
meetings on the evening of the 15th 
of January 1875, to which we give 
a general invitation to all that de- 
sire to be with us especially minis- 
tering bre'hren. Brethren come 
up and help us we need your assis- 
tance by order of the church. 

J. C. McMutLEN. 

Our Scrap Basket- 

BV J. n. MOORE. 

— Controversy in the Carapbell- 
ite Church, during the last six 
months, has been running pretty 
high — not so much about what is 
i7i the Bible as wliat is not in it. 
The trouble is the Louisville Plan 
for missionary work, — we know but 
little about this plan, as the Bible 
says nothing about it or any other 
human plan. For our part we do 
not see how it is possible fur them 
to avoid a division, the way things 
are now running among them. 

— We hope that our editors will 
not use too much saiall type, in 
their papers. Eyes are of immense 
value, and should not be injured by 
reading much line print. 

— A. B. Cushing of Norton Mills. 
Vermont, says : "The light is just 
beginning to shine hereon baptism, 
thank the Lord. We want all the 
help we can get." 

— The demand for brother Quin- 
ter's pamphlet on "Trine Immer- 
sion" is becoming sufficiently great 
to render the publishing of another 
edition advisable. We have a num- 
ber of calls for it, and hope our es- 
teemed brother will make a note of 

— The following request comes 
from Washington Territory, and is 
only one of many coming to this 
office: "If you have any tracts for 
gratuitous distribution, send me a 

few, as light is much needed here." 
— M. H. Answer. We have no 
means, at the present time, to ena- 
ble us to distribute tracts gratui- 
tously, but we hope the time is not 
far distant when we will be able to 
scatter books and tracts, defending 
our faith and practice, all over this 
country. Churches have been tak- 
ing active parts in circulating them 
in their respective localities. But 
then our works are not the only 
ones that should be circulated. We 
could name a number now out of 
print that should be reprinted and 
read everywhere. 

— Any of the brethren living, or 
traveling near McPherson county, 
Kansas, will confer a favor by cal- 
ling on one Amos Showalter, who 
lives near Crooked Creek P. O., as 
they would love to hear the Breth- 
ren preach in their neighborhood. 
His wife is our sister in the flesh. 

— The sufferings in the grasshop- 
per regions seem to be growing in- 
tense. We have been informed of 
a family, including little children, 
that has nothing to eat but dry 
bread. Let those who are in good 
circumstances bear in mind, that 
this is but one of thousands that are 
even worse, and then ponder over 
the following words: "God loveth 
a cheerful giver." 

— Some days ago, while in a 
large printing establishment, the 
President of the institution intro- 
duced me to Rev. J , editor of 

the S , and tlien remarked, "We 

have a Dunkard preacher and also 
a Christian preacher, whereupon 

Rev. J proceeded to give the 

following novel acjount of the or- 
igin of the term Dunkard: "Dunk- 
ard is nut their proper naiae, it is 
simply a nickname — .hey are Breth- 
ren. They at one tiaie ha 1 among 
them an eminent man by the name 
of Dunker, and since that time they 
have been called by his name, hence 
the term Dunkard." Of course we 
we told the editor better. 

— J. H. Moore. — Dear Brother : 
Will you please inform me through 
the Pilgrim, how the Waldenses 
baptized? or is there any account 
of their religious customs?"— J. N. 
Answer. The origin of the highly 
lespectable people, known as Wal- 
denses, seems to be hid in the re- 
mote depths of Christian antiquity. 
They were a plain non-resistant set, 
of people, well read in the Bible, in- 
dustrious and noble examples of 
true piety and christian virtu?. They 
spent much of their time iu relig- 



10U3 worship, and were great work- 
ers in the propagation of the gos- 
pel. Their system of preparing 
young men for the ministry, and 
carrying on missionary work, were 
of such noble worth as sliouid be 
cuiitled to the esteem of all those 
who truly love the cause of Christ. 
They practiced feet-washing and al- 
so trine immersion. E,obison's Ec- 
clesiastical Researches, page 474. 
Judson informs us that they bap- 
tized forward, and not backward, 
page 113. 

— We have just enjoyed a pleas- 
ant visit from our esteemed brother 
AbnerBower,ofInd. Few men have 
passed through more hardships than 
lie, yet the older he grows in years, 
the stronger and warmer is his love 
for his Master's cause. He is one 
of the few, who are well gifted for 
preaching in the family circle, and 
never fails to make good use of tha 
opportunities as they present them- 


KING— BROTHERS-— November 19th, 
1874, by the undersigned at his resi- 
dence in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Mr. 
Jonas King, and Miss. Emma Broth- 
ers, both of Homeworth, this Co. 

J. A. Clement. 


"WINE. — In the Beaver Creek congrega- 
tion Va., near Mossy Creek, on the 26th 
of Nov. 1874, sister Elizabeth, consort 
of Jacob Wine aged, 68 years and 28 

She leaves a husband who has been 
stricken veith blindness for several years, 
and a large connection of friends and re- 
lations to mourn their loss. She was a 
faithful sister for many years, and she 
has made a happy change. On the 27th 
her remains were taken to the Beaver 
Creek where her funeral was preached 
by brother Jacob Thomas and Martin 
Miller from the 119th Psalm 59lh verse. 

S. N. VV. 

DEIHL.-In the Pleasant Valley Church, 
Tenn., Sept. 10, 1874, b'-other Wm., son 
of brother David & Elizebeth Deihl, 
aged 18 years, 4 months and 6 days. 
The subject of this notice had whoop- 
ing cough last winter and by some expo- 
sure, he caught cold and settled on his 
lungs, turned to the consumption, when 
he became alarmed about his soul's salva- 
tion, and sent for the biethren and was 
baptized. Afterwards he thought there 
was one duty that should be attended to, 
that he should be anointed in the name 
of the Lord according to James. Then 
he felt all was well. His funeral was 
preached on the secoad Sunday of Nov., 
to a large concouise of people, by breth- 
ren George C. Bowman and Johu C. Bas- 
shoar, from Rev. 14 : 13. Young friends, 
take warning from the above, and do not 
delay your return to God until it is too 
jate. ' H. M. Sherft. 

GOUGHNOUR.— In the Desmoines Val- 
ley Church, Oct. 30, '74, Henry, infant 

son of David and sister Lovina Gough- 
nour, aged two years and 6 months. 
Funeral discourse by brother Johu 
Bowman from Isaiah 40 : 7, 8. 


MYERS.— In Williams Co., Ohio, Nov. 
8th, 1874, George Tillmon, son of Hen- 
ry and Sarah Myers, aged 1 year, 6 
months and 17 days, b uneral occasion 
improved by brollier David M. Ritten- 

WOLF. — Also, in the same county, R'lsa 
Elizabeth Wolf, aged 1 year and 10 
months. Funeral sermon preached by 
brother David M. Rittenhouse, from 
Job 1: 21. 
Mrs. Leah Helsel was born in the 
Sta^e of Maryland on the 18th of April, 
1810, was married to Samuel Hel- 
sel in Bedford Co., Pa , on the 6th of 
September, 1884, and died in Hillsdale 
Co., Michigan, on the 17th of October, 
1874 aged 64 years, 5 months and 29 
days. Funeral services improved by 
brother Daniel M. Rittenhouse, from 
Matt. 11: 28, 30. 

Daniel P. Rittenhouse. 
(Bedford County papers, please copy.) 
WINE.— In the Beaver Creek Church, 
Rockingham Co., Va., Nov. 25, 1874, 
sister Elizabeth TV ine, aged 68 years 
and 28 days. Funeral services by Eld. 
Jacob Thomas and Martin Miller from 
119 Psalm, 5-9. 

She leaves a husband, who has been 
blind for several years, 9 children and 
many relatives and friends to mourn 
thier loss. The deceased was a worthy 
member for many years, was a daughter 
of Christian Garber and a niece of Eld. 
John Garber, formally of Eld. D. P. Say- 
ler's arm of the Church, Md. 

Jabob Zeigler. 

MURDOCH.— On the 23d ot Dec. of 
Dropsy, our esteemed bro. Wiley Mur 
dock, aged about 60 years. Funeral 
services administered by the brethren. 

SHANK— On the of Oct., 1874, of the 
infirmities of age, sister Mary Shank, 
in her 84th year. Funeral services by 
the brethren. 

HAMBHIC— On the 23rd ult of Pneu- 
monia, Mrs. Hambric, aged 87 

years. She leaves a numerous progeny 
to naourn her departure to the spirit 
land. D. C. Moomaw. 

MILLER.— Died Dec. 9th on his 70th 
birth-day brother Isaac Miller of the 
Marsh Creek Congregation Adams Co. , 

Brother Miller gained the respects and 
confidence of many friends and acquain- 
tances which was evinced in the large 
attendance at his funeral , which occas- 
ion was improved from the 90th Psalra 
12th verse, by elder D. Bosserman, and 
M. Buchmau. K. 

BOGGS.— In the Coldwater District, 
Iowa, August 20, 1874, our neighbor 
and friend Susan, wif« of John V- 
Boggs, aged 55 years, 10 months and 
17 days. A large funeral attended by 
relatives and friends, and the occasion 
improved by the writer from S Cor. 
5 :1. 
OOOK.— In the same church, Sept. 28, 
brother Addison Gook, aged 20 years, 
11 months and 19 days. He was a son 
of brother Jacob and sister Elizabeth 
Gook, and the husband of sister Har- 
liet, as he had a wife and one child, 
and many friends and relatives to 
mourn the loss of one who was in the 
bloom of youth, and almost in a mo- 
mtnt of time was cut down by death's 
resistless hand. May others take war- 

ning from the solemn occasion, He 
expressed himself ready to go and had 
the injunction of the apostle James 
administered to him in the anointing 
in the name of the Lord. Funeral oc- 
casion improved by brother W. J. H. 
Bowman and the writer from the lan- 
"^guaijc of the Savior, "Young man 
^ariie." J. F. Ikenberrt. 

MARKLEY.— Sisior Elizabeth Markley 
departed thi s life on the 4th day of 
November 1874, aged 76 years, 9 
months and 20 days. 
She left 9 children, 61 grand 'children 
and 16 great grand children to mourn 
their loss, though they need not mourn 
as those who have no hope. She has 
been a faithful member in the Brethren 
church for the last 46 years It seemed 
in that day and year, her and her beloved 
husband confessed our Lord and Savior. 
In that life, they lived in peace with 
Christ until they were removed by the 
Savior's call. 

The beloved brother Joaathan Markley 
was born on the 11th day of April, in the 
year of our Lord 1794. He was a faith- 
ful member for 14 years, when he depart- 
ed on the 10th day of July 1842, aged 
48 years »ud 4 months less one day. 
Died at Ellisville in the state of 111. 

Elizabeth Kline who became the wife 
of Jonathan Markley, was born on the 
14th day of January, A. D. 1798. In 
death she had no suffering pain. It 
seemed her days were numbered and all 
was well, as she fell asleep in Jesua in 
whom she had long put her trust. 

Funeral services by brother John Hum. 

SMITH.— Jane, wife of Ira Smith depart- 

ed this life November 6th A. D. 1874, 

aged 38 years 9 months and 16 days. 

Sickness, heart disease. She left a 

bereaved husband with 8 children. The 

deceased also left an aged mother of 74 

years, with one lister and 3 brothers, 

and with the bereaved, one sister with 

many warm friends to mourn their loss. 

Funeral services by brother John Hum- 


BAXTER.— Ira, L. and Jane, the twin 
babes of John and Mary Baxter were 
born on the 12th day of February A. D. 
and lived but tho short time of seven 
months and 25 days. 
The first took sick on Thursday, ftho 
second on Friday. They died on Tues- 
day and were buried on Wednesday. 
Both in the ona grave. They were twins 
in life, twins in death and twins in the 
grave. They came as the grass, and their 
lives were as the flowers of the grass, 
which eudureth but for a short time stm 
soon fadeth away. Funeral services by 
John Humbarger. 


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Eld J Murray 3.30 Christian Cripe 2.00 
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Martha Hutton 1.70 D H Bonebrake .60 
C Long 1-00 John A Root 1-50 

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Christianity, labor for tlic promotion of peace 
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of the saint and ftir the eonvcrsion of sinners, 
avoiding those things which tend toward disunion 
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Holidays f ast- 

The holidays are now numbered with 
the past, aad we hope our readers enjoy- 
ed them as it is meet on such occasions. 
During the time we were frequently 
made to think while many were banquet- 
ing from tables overladened with the 
good things and luxuries of life, thous- 
ands were made to sorrow over scanty 
boards with no better prospects for the 
future. It occurs to us, just now, if the 
good things prepared for this season of 
general rejoicing had been equally divi- 
ded, every tabic in the land might have 
been richly laden with the best of food, 
and thus might have been raised to God 
Buch thanksgivings as would have made 
angpls jlad. But this was not the case, 
neither do we suppose it ever will be as 
there arc, and will continue to be, too ma- 
ny of those who not only persist in feast- 
ing, but even refuse the poor Lazarus 
the crumbs that fall from tkeir richly 
spread tables. These are unfortunate 
features for a Christian land, but as long 
as satau holds the reins the children have 
but little to expect or hope for from those 
whom he drives. Notwithstanding this 
spirit seems largely to predominate, yet 
we are glad to learn and know of many 
who are governed by a different spii-it. 
These have remembered the poor in their 
poverty, the distressed and sick in their 
afflictions, and generously [administered 
to their wants, so that after all we hope 
that but few in our blessed land of plenty 
were made to suffer for the common nec- 
essaries of life. Among this liberal class 
we hope our readers figured largely, and 
that the poor have been kindly remem- 
bered, especially those who belong to 
the household of faith. With this faith 
and confidence in our beloved member- 
ship we feel to congratulate all of our 
readers in having enjoyed a happy 
Christmas and a hopeful New Year day. 

But while these gladsome days brought 
rest and repriijve from labor to its thous- 
ands, to us it was not so as they were 
our busiest days and never before were 
we so completely crowded with labor, 

yet we enjoyed it, not because wo are so 
attached to labor, but on account of the 
result of it, and the consciousness that 
our labors are being appreciated. 

There is one encouraging fact that wo 
gladly set before our readers, and that is, 
that notwithstanding we are living in the 
mid'st of panic ti nes when thousands are 
deprived of earning a means of support, 
and also many situated in districts of ut- 
ter destitution, yet there is seemingly a 
greater hungering and thirsting after the 
Bread of Life, spiritual food, than alter 
that which perisheth in its using. Was 
it not for the sacred trust and confidence 
God's poor confide in us we would feel 
like publishing some of the statements 
made to us by poor aud isolated br'ethren 
and sisters. It occurs to us it would 
move our sympathies, to hear their tales 
of sadness and spiritual isolation and then 
learn how welcome to their homes are 
our periodicals. Long looked for visitors 
may fail to come, and even the sixteen, 
twenty-four or thirty-six week appoint- 
ment in the little school-house may bo a 
disappointment on account of a sick 
minister, blockaded roads or some other 
misfortune, but the white-winged messen- 
ger, the never wearied Pilgrim seldom 
or never disappoints. But the groat 
question in many cases is,how are they to 
get a return of its visits. Money, they 
have none, and for us to supply all /res 
will exhaust our means jet we cannot 
with a good conscience, deny such favors, 
as next to the Bible there is nothing 
more highly prized. So far, we have en- 
tered every name, but we do it with the 
expectation and hope that our dear breth" 
ren and sisters who have enough and a 
little to spare, will aid us in thus preach- 
ing the Gospel and sending glad tidings 
of great joy to the homes and hearts of 
the believing poor. Some few have al- 
ready sent us their mites for this purpose 
and we hope that many others will take 
advantage of this way of lending to the 
Lord. All monies sent for this purpose 
will be duly accredited. Brethren aud 
sistprs, do not forget us, as our poor list 
will be unusually large this year. 

Notwithstanding our throng, we had 
the pleasure of attending a few meetings 
in our congregation. Bro. Jacob Steel of 

Yellow Creek, and Stephen Hildabrand 
of Mineral Point, Cambria Co., Pa.,camo 
to us on Christmas day and the meetings 
were continued through the week at dif- 
ferent points. We did not have the pleas- 
ure of attending more than three of the 
appointments, but even that was quite a 
relaxation from ofBce labor and wo en- 
joyed it much. On the whole we had a 
happy holiday season and could wish to 
enjoy such occasions much more fre- 

A Word to Our Patrons- 

The time set apart as a season of rec- 
reation, or at least, a partial cessation 
from labor, is now over and we enter 
again upon our regular routine of duty 
with renewed energy. We feel more 
than ever the importance of our work 
and now our greatest concern is how 
shall we perform it so as to be the most 
beneficial to our readers and acceptable 
in the sighc of him who is above all, in 
all, and through all. The central object 
of our work is one in which our patrons 
are, with us, equally interested, and if 
we could get you to;look at it in this 
light, and feel the responsibility that is 
resting upon you, we think much more 
might be accomplished. The success of 
our labors depends largely upon the ef- 
forts of our .patrons either in a temporal 
or spiritual point of view. This is not 
so much so with other callings in life. 
The farmer may, by hard labor and good 
management, acquire wealth, and this 
he may employ in such a way as will en- 
hance his spiritual interests and advance 
the Redeemer's Kingdnm. Our calling 
is somewhat difl^srent ; we may labor 
hard and do our work well, yet if our 
brethren and sisters do not patronize us, 
we must fail pecuniarily and above all, 
the great object for which we are labor- 
ing be frustrated. This we certainly 
think is not ; the deisire of any Christian 
heart, for the cause of truth is too near 
and dear to him to in any way, knowing- 
ly, impede any laudable effort for the 
promotion of true Christianiiy. That 
the Pilgrim has been productive of good, 
a medium through which precious souls 
have been led to the truth, is a fact of 
which there can be no donbt, and those 
who through iiidifferenoe or from some 
slight cause fail to give encouragement, 
should remember that they arc virtually 
cstroying au agency that may yet in 



in the hands of God, accomplish much 
for Christ. We feel to commit our worlv 
entirely into the hands of God, believing 
that he -will impress the hearts of his 
people -n-ith a sense of the importance of 
this matter, and that all will finally result 
in our good and the salvation of souls. 

At the commencement of the New 
Year we feel encouraged. Those with 
whom we sojourned during the year that 
is now past are rapidly giving us a new 
invitation for 1875, and still others are 
joining the pilgrim hand. We give you 
a hearty welcome and we fondly hope 
that our sojourn with you may be one of 
pleasure and of profit. Those who will 
not invite us to their homes again we 
hope have reasons for it that are just and 
proper. It is trap, money is scarce, and 
although the succss of our enterprise is 
affected more or less by the withdrawal 
of any of our patrons, yet if there are 
those who are really oppressed pecun- 
iarily, we feel to share with them in their 

In cpj; elusion, we kindly ask our friends 

to do for us the best they can, and we 
will spare no effort to entertain you pleas- 
antly and profitably during the coming 
year. Now is the time to work. Do not 
fail to ask every one who might be prof- 
ited by reading the Pilgrim to subscribe. 
We can not afford to lose any of our old 
patrons, and indeed we should have ma- 
ny new ones in order to be suflBciently 
remunerated for the extra expense that 
we have put on the Pilgrim. Beheving 
that our brethren and sisters will feel to 
give encouragement to our efforts we will 
fondly hope for the best. j. b. b. 

Continue the Work- 

Our agents and friends will please 
continue to solicit subscribers. So 
far many have done quite well and 
have generally sent in as full lists 
as tiicse of last year, and a number 
have done much better while some 
have not done so well, but they gen- 
erally expressed the hope (hat they 
could still get more. This we think 
can be done by all if a lil tie effort is 
made. Our fieid at present looks 
smooth and calm and we entertain 
the hope that for the year 1875 
there will be no occasion ior un- 
friendly discussions or anything to 
embitter the feelings one against an- 
other, but to them we expect to 
make the Pilgrim a messengei of 
peace and love, carrying toour breth- 
ren, sisters and friends everywhere, 
messages that will be soul-cheering 
and have a tendency of uniting us 
more closely togetiier and of con- 
centrating our love, our labors and 

our energies on the one great work 
of encouraging and aiding each oth- 
er on our way Zionward, and of cal- 
ling sinners to Christ. Our object 
is to make the Pilgri.m just such a 
paper as should be read in every 
christian family and therefore ask 
our agents and friends to help us 
put it there. Then, we say, continue 
the work and send us every name 
you possibly can obtain that will 
pay during the year. We are mind- 
ful of the present closeness of money 
matters and therefore wish to he as 
liberal a^ possible, only be careful 
not to send such as you know have 
no disposition to pay. Our experi- 
ence is that all can pay if the will 
is there, as we know of poor sisters 
who were extreme cases in poverty, 
who paid their subscriptions by 
seuding 25 cents at a time. Be- 
lieving that by the grace of God we 
can make tiie Pilgrim the means 
of accomplishing great good ws now 
commit it into the hands of its 
friends hoping that every lover of 
pure religious reading will exert 
their influence in obtaing subscrib- 
ers for us. 


The Snow Washer- 

Of patent Washing Machines 
there is an abundance and so many 
of them have proved to be so entire- 
ly worthless, that many have almost 
deterraioed to have nothing more to 
do with patent washers, hut while 
at JMarklesburg the other day, we 
were shown one manufactured by 
John Garner k Co. that we believe 
will r<:'deem lost confideuce fud 
prove an indispensible lielp on 
wash days. We have seen a large 
number of washers but never saw 
one that j^leased us so well as this. 
They are bfautifully and durably 
made and so conistructed, as to be 
selfiidjustable to the work and comes 
nearest to the principle of hand rub- 
bing of anything yet invented- 
When vv'egft an opportuoi}' of test- 
ing it fully we will speak of it 
again. Mr. Garner owns the 
right of this and another state, of 
whom County rights can be had. 
Address: John Garner, 'James 
Creek, Pa. 

—Eld. J. Myers of Col.— Your 
name foriPiLGRiM 1874 is marked 

— Laura H. Miller. — All right if 
we hear from you a little oftener in 
tiie future. 

— We are informed, that brethren 
Davy and Moomaw, the California 
Committee, have, since their return, 
sent a paper of decisions or proposi- 
tions 'to the California brethren for 
their acceptance which it is thought 
the will not do without some modi- 

— On next Frida.v, the I5th, the 
brethren of the Lewistown, Pa., con- 
gregation intend to commence a se- 
ries of meetings at their meeting 
house near Maitland station. We 
expect to be with them a few days. 

The brethren of Spring Run, ad- 
joining congregation, expect to com- 
mence a meeting at the same time. 

— A few weeks ago there were 31 
registered letters taken from the 
drawer of the postal car between Al 
tooua Pa., and this place, and it is 
quite probable that among them 
were some for us. Any persons 
west of us who sent money in that 
way about that time, and have not 
yet received any papers or heard 
from us, should write stating the 
amount they contained, also give the 
i}ames and address of subscribeis sent 
with it. -- 

— Some of our reporters are ask- 
ing for instructions as to what will 
be demanded or expected of theni. 
We do not feel like laying down 
any special rules, more tliau that 
we want such items of news 
as will be of gpneral interest to 
our readers, report.** of meetings, of 
accessions to the Church, election of 
ministers and deacons, of visits by 
strange ministers, building of meet- 
ing-houses, organizing new Churcli- 
es. &c. , &c. In connection with 
these, send obituaries, marriage.*, 
crop rcportsand all interesting events 
that occur in the neighborhood. By 
looking over our Miscellaneous col- 
ums will give you a prelty correct 
idea of what will be suitable. 

— Eld. Moses Miller of Mecliau- 



icsbtirg, Pa., says, "I have looked 
for some arrangement by some reli- 
able brother or brethren, to help the 
snfferiug of the west. — Don't know 
if we have anything as yet. I have 
learned heretofore that all agents 
offered are not as reliable as they 
might be but feed themselves first, 
hence some hold back a little lon- 
ger than they otherwise would." 

Tlie best plan we know of at 
present is for each Church to go to 
work and raise as much as they can 
and send it to the brethren at Falls 
City, Nebraska. Bro. C. L. Keim 
is their Treasurer and will receive 
and acknowledge all monies, &c., 
sent to him. See "Acknowledge- 
ment" in this number. — Ed. 

Back Nos. for 1875. — We have 
made calculations for a large list for 
1875, and therefcre will be able to 
send back Nos. to as many as will 
subscribe for several months yet. We 
have now put the Pilgrim in a form 
suitable for binding, intending to 
give a complete index at the close of 
each volume. So that all mibscribers 
should commence with No. 1 and 
thus get a complete volume. 

— Our Almanacs are giving good 
satisfaction whereever introduced. 
Every family in the brothehood 
should have one and all others who 
wish to have a good family Almanac. 
Churches that are not yet supplied 
should send fora dozen or two. Those 
who do not care to waiton others can 
enclose 10 cts and receive a copy by 
return mail. We have a good sup- 
ply on hands yet, send along your 
orders and have them filled at once. 
Siugle copy 10 cts, 8 copies 50 cts, 
12 copies 75 cts, 17 copies $1,00. 

—Eld. J. Wise of Scenery Hill, 
Pa., says, "We have no additions to 
report for the Ten Mile congrega- 
tion this summer; although our 
meetings have been well attended. 
Hope our labor is bread cast upon 
the waters. 

—Bro. S. C. Miller, of Brook- 
lyr, Iowa, says : "We have had a 
very pleasant winter until a few 
da} s ago. Since then we are having 
some very cold weather. The potato 
and corn crops were excellent. The 
brethren and friends have forwarded 
two car loads of provisions &c., from 
here for the suffering in Kansas." 

—Brother D. D. Shively of La 
Place, 111., says, "Wo just closed a 
series of meetings, during which 
two souls were made willing to come 
out on the Lord's side. Bro. Henry 
Brubaker of Morrisouville, Chris- 
tian Co., was our principal speaker. 
Bro. James L. Switzer from Kansas 
was also with us and preached one 
sermon. I hope there has been im- 
pre.ssions made on others that will 
not soon be forgotten." 

— Bro. J. Darst, of Muncie, Ind. 
says, ''AVe have had a remarkable 
favorable Fall for gathering our 
crops. Corn and wheat was extra 
good, corn yielding from 40 to 80 
and 90 bushels per acre, and wheat 
from 15 to 37. Fall wheat looks 
well up to [bis date. Pork sells for 
$7.00 per hundred, wheat 95 per 
bushel, apples and potatoes $.100. 
The health is good." 

— Brother and sister Davis of 
Genoa Bluffs, Iowa, says, "Dear 
Brother, we write you once more for 
to send ns the good Pilgrim again 
for 1875 as we do not want to be 
without it. We also have a few 
more names that want it. We think 
it a most excellent paper to have in 
the family, and is much better for 
our children to read than worldly 
papers which lead them away from 
God into pride and everything that 
is sinful. We love to read it and 
think it well worth the money. May 
you prosper in the good work and 
bring many souls to Christ. You 
have our best wishes and prayers." 

— Sister M. A. Moomaw of Bon- 
sacks, Va., says: 

"I must have the Pilgrim visit 
us again as it is much comfort to 
me to hear from the many brethren 
and sisters far and near. Hope 
you may realize your highest ex- 
pectations in additional numbers. 
Do not be discouraged. There is 
a bright side for every one if we on- 
ly look upon it." 

Bro. Cuthbert Workman of Dan- 
ville, Ohio, says : 

"The last No. of the good Pil- 
grim is now before me, we have 
taken it for one year and are very 
well pleased with it. It has given 
us many kind admonitions, and 
much valuable information. I am 
well pleased with the change in 
form, and all the brethren whom I 
heard talk on the subject. May 
the Lord bless the labor of your 
hands that much good may be done 
by this work is my prayer." 

Bro. B. B. Bollinger of Louis- 
ville, Ohio, says : 

"We held a series of meetings at 
the Center, commencing on the 
12th of Dec, and continued eight 
days. Quite a luiiuLer were bap- 
tized in tne Nimisliilleu making the 
solemn promises to the Lord befoie 
witnesses %vhich wo all have made. 
They are nearly all very young and 
tender in years, and the roaring 
Lion will not spare. The preten- 
ded "Angel of Light" will not 
withhold his snares. 

The brethren of our adjoining 
churches labored for us. Let us 
take heed to ourselves (on such oc- 
casions especially), that we "preach 
the word"' and refrain from telling 
storiis about our children and oth- 
ers, that are calculated to excite 
rather than instruct our hearers." 

— Bro. Reuben Rawley of Fay- 
etteville, TFashington Co., Arkan- 
sas, says : 

"I want the Pilgrim. I live 
away off from any church and have 
not the pleasure of hearing what 
we teim a gospel sermon. I cannot 
get along without tl-.o Pilgrim as 
it gives a great dfal of encouraging 

We had a very pleasant winter 
until recently a snow fell about 10 
inches deep, but it is not so very 
cold yet. People are in great hopes 
that the winter will be mild on ac- 
count of the scarcity of feed. The 
drouth continued so long that there 
was scarcely any fenl made. Stock 
is already suffering, and a great 
mauy cattle and horses will die for 
the want of fed. Money is scarce. 
Corn can yet be bought for 79 cts. 
per bu.-hei by hau!i :g it 30 miles 
ovtr the mount. ins. Wheat is 
plenty enough lor bread." 

Our old brother Jacob P. Naff 
of Naff P. O. Va., says : 

Dear -Brethren: I am very much 
p'eised with the new form of the 
Pilgrim for 1875 and would feel 
lost without its welcome visits. I 
am weakly and cannot get to 
preaching so that the Pilgrim is a 
great satisfaction to me in my afflic- 
tions. I would be glad to get 
more names for yen if l~was able 
to travel out anionj^ the brethren 
and sisters, but my |)rayer is that 
you may prosper in your labors — 
help to buiid us iij) in the most ho- 
ly fulh and bring many souls to 
Christ. I hope 'h3 brethren will 
remember me in their prayers so 
that I may be able to bear up undtr 
my afflictions, and that all things 
may work together for good." 




On Training Children- 

Brother Brumbaugh : 

In responpo to 
brother Bucber's request for com- 
muoications on the training ol 
childrea, I will essay to write wbat 
I know about it, thougli my ex- 
perience and age do not justify my 
claim to belong to the "successful" 
to whom brother B. appeals. We 
cannot, with assurance, tell wliat 
may be the irsue of a system of dis- 
cipline that requires a score of years 
to mature the fruits thereof, hut 
following the best lights we have, 
which are leason and revelation, 
we may safely labor and wait pa- 

Our eMest is nine years old, and 
our system of government was in- 
augerated as soon as she manifested 
a consciousness of her individuality. 
In fact family government should 
ante-date the birth of the first 

From the date of the assumption 
of the marriage vows, the twain 
should discipline their minds and 
hearts to meet and discharge their 
new responsibilities, and to culti- 
vate a harmony of thought and feel- 
ing which is absolutely necessary 
to a successful administration of 
government. Wrangling and quar- 
relsome parents need rot hope to 
rear a family of quiet, peaceful, chil- 

"Like produces liko" is a law of 
nature more immutable than the 
laws of the Medes and Persians, 
and it does not preserve that char- 
acter more infltxible than in this 

The quarrels of the parents be- 
come the quarrels of their children, 
and they soon become adepts in the 
sulphurous work of calling names, 
crimination and recrimination &g. 
The mother who calls her boy "a 
mean little rascal," may soon hear 
him applying the same vulgar ej)- 
ithet to his little brothers, and in 
all probability he will grow into 
just such a character as she, in her 
anger anticipated. Tli» father who 
tells his sou if he dors not attend 
to his own business "he will knock 
his brains out," may expect event- 
ually to have the threat applied to 

The first administration of chas- 
tisement to our eldest was wlien 
she was six weeks old. At that 
early period she manifested a strong 
purpose to asisnrao the government 

of the household, and what was 
remarkable a very slight chas- 
tisement was responded to with an 
accurateness of preception and sub- 
mission, that fully justified its ap- 

The very first principle that a 
child is capable of comprehending 
is obedience. The Scriptures lay 
them under no other injunction, 
and they manifest an instinctive 
acquaintance with it at a very ear- 
ly period and they should be sub- 
ject to correction as soon as they 
show a desire to "have their ow« 
way." There are those who think 
the "dear little creatures" should 
do as they wish for several years, 
and then when they attempt to es- 
tablish their authority, they are 
very much surprised to find a very 
stout little rebel, who objects to 
the attempted subversion of its 
rights. Jackey is a very "sweet 
little dear," and Ma and Pa, laugh 
heartily at his smart rrplies; I 
wont, you shant, hush your talk, 
I know best ; &C-, and when he 
breaks the mirror, or upsets the 
tea urn, or strikes Buddy's head 
with a stick, they apolofiise for the 
"industrious little man," who will 
certpinly be a great man when he 
is grown. Yes he will be distin- 
guished for his contempt, for his 
foolish mother and father, who in- 
dulged his self-will and self-conceit; 
and for his selfish disregard of his 
duties as a husband, a christian, a 
neighbor, or a citizen. 

It is of the utmost importance to 
firmly establish the.e principles in 
the firflt born as they have povfer- 
ful influence in educating their jun- 
iors. The principal means to ac- 
complish these ends in love and 

The birch should rarely be used, 
It is to the family government 
what the sword is to the state, only 
a symbol of power and if wi.«dom 
and love direct the government it 
will scarcely ever be brought into 
service. I taught school several 
terms in my early life and the birch 
was used only in extreme cises of 
disobedience, and in not more than 
a half dozen of such cases. And 
an administration of family gov- 
ernment of 9 years has wiiuesscd 
about as many ap|)lication8 of tliat 
form ofdi-cipline. 

Prom()t obedience is iheordurof 
our hoiirc, and at tlii.s diite we liave 
no tr()iibk- in requiring,' or obtain- 
in-;; it. A wor.i is enough to St't 
ihe juniors to duty, and a look of 
disapprobation will check the near- 


est approach to sedition. 

It is important to remember tliev 
are children and must act and think 
as children, hence, we shiuld not 
expect them to act the part of men 
and women. If they are a little 
noisey in their romps, don't get 
nervous and put them to bed to get 
them "out of the way." They will 
be "out of the way" very soon. Tf 
we are inclined to be a little morose 
or world-weary, get out with the 
playful innocents and catch the -n- 
spiraiion of their happy hearts, and 
the experience will help us. 

We require them to do such 
work as they are capable of doing, 
and see that it is done faithfully. 
We forbid all slovenliness and un- 
cleanness in their dress and habits. 
We require them to behave court- 
eously to strangers and address all 
persons, rich or poor, high or low, 
with the respectful "Sir," "Ma'am," 
"Yes sir," ISTo sir," Ac, This is 
recommended by that eminent 
christian the apostle Peter. Ist 
Peter 3: 8. And Paul observed it 
himself in his address to the officers 
of the ship in which I e was wreck- 
ed off the island of Melita (Malt-n.) 

We also require and help them 
to cultivate the purest affection for 
each other. If they unluckily do 
each otlier an injury, we lequire 
them to be reconciled at once and 
to comfirni it with a kiss. They 
may be a little shy at first, but it 
will soon produce good results. 

\Te have not taught them to 
"sr.y their prayers ' ye!, because we 
do not believe that "saying pray- 
ers" will do them any good. We 
teach them that God loves boys 
and girls who obev their father and 
mother, and who do not say naughty 
words, and do not tell stories etc , 
and if they do wrong they must 
ask him to f )rgivc them ; but we 
will not encourage that formalism 
that leads people to believe that 
saying or reading prayers or ser- 
mons, or any other kindred form 
of worship is the worship of Go I. 

Having proceeded thus far we 
hope to give them a good literary 
education that will enable them to 
cope successfully with the infeleet- 
ual forces that control the secular 
and religious affairs of this world. 
The time is at hand that a fair 
amount of t.iental training is essen- 
tial to success in the all of our af- 
fairs, an<l we conceive it to Ixi our 
dulj' to antici|)ate this want and to 
prepare them for it. 

We hope also by the grace of 
God to give them such instructions 



and set them such examples that 
they will learn to love relig,ion for 
its own sake, and that will influ- 
ence them to begin the christian 
warfare as soon as they hear the 
loving calls of their Master. I 
Lave no higher aspirations than to 
see theai begin to prepare for death 
when they begin to prepare for 

I will here relate an incident 
that occnrred when we bought the 
first bat for our eldest boy. As 
usual it had a pretty red feather 
ill it, and after consultation about 
it we concluded the "pretty" feather 
contained a very foul seed (the seed 
of pride) and had better be taken 
out. We uniformly divest the 
clothing we buy from the merchants 
of all needless ornaments, and at 
tlie same time teach the children 
that these things are an abomina- 
tion to God. We thus confidently 
hope to instil into their minds a 
repugnance to these follies and van- 
ities, and lay the foundation for 
ttiat bumble state of heart that we 
know is pleasing to him. 

There is no evil of our generation 
that is more powerful or universal 
than the worship of fishion, and it 
requires the wisest administration 
of family government to £ave our 
children from its dreadful embra- 
ces. Asking the grace of God to 
help us in this important work, we 
submit the subject for the further 
consideration that its importance 
demands. D. G. McOMAW. 

Blaekshurg Va. 

Scattered Thou^lits on Home Influence- 

Touch the harp gently and give 
us music, low soft music that speak- 
eth to the soul ; yes touch it again 
and again unlil those soft notes 
pour forth in one continued strain. 
For its soothing melody calms ray 
wearied spirit, and like a tired 
child soothed to rest by the gentle 
lullaby I would fain sleep, forget- 
ting the many cares and sorrows 
which are so deeply interwoven 
with the pleasures of this bright 
earth, and thus in a half dream I 
almost believe myself to have been 
suddenly placed in the Paradise 
above where angels with their gol- 
den barns are ever singing the song 
of the blessed Lamb. 

And who shall say that when 
listening to that celestial choir, we 
may not sometimes hear angels with 
their sparkling lyres singing the 
songs of Solomon, or perhaps the 
harp tuned as of old to the Psalms 
of David. The music has ceased, 

therefore let ua arouse from this 
pleasant reverie and see froai 
whence such sweet melody fl )ws. 
Ah, it was a mother's hand that 
touched the trembling ciio'da, and 
from the sweet strains we have 
heard, and from this neatly arrayed 
room we Cin easily discern that 
the iiandjwhicb has been thus em- 
ploye I has been guided by correct 
taste and a love for the beautiful, 
which should begin in childlioid 
by the mother's side. What a (^u- 
cred duty thus falls upon the moth- 
er, and how.Mmportant that her eJ- 
ucatiou should have been such as 
to properly prepare her to perform 
it. As the child comes gradually 
to the years of understanding, and 
is able to walk out in the garden, 
or over the fields aud^througli the 
forests with its parents, which e\'- 
ery child^is solond of doing, teach 
it to admire the varied scenes of 

Each tiny flower with its colors 
of every hue, the singular and in- 
teresting blades of grass so numer- 
ous yet so varied, every tree and 
leaf, all speak to the soul in living 
words of the existence of an Omni- 
present Being. If our Creator in 
his infinite wisdom thought it not 
unworthy of himself to spread 
around us such charmingly beauti- 
ful seenes, surely we the most no- 
ble of his creatures whjm he has 
endowed with talents capable of 
appreciating his sublime works, 
should not think it too low and to) 
trifling to spend a part of our time 
in the study of nature and its beau- 
tiful works, which naturally cause 
us to look through nature up to 
nature's Goi. How important then 
that children should be early taught 
to think les? of clothing this mortal 
body that tkey may have more 
time to irapiove and clothe the im- 
mortal mind ! 

There are many girls who spend 
weary hours toiling over useless 
sewing which too often instead of 
adding, as it should, simplicity to 
their dress, only makes them more 
flippant and hauglitj'. It would 
be better for such to cast aside their 
Tvork and with pencil and paper 
walk out into the beautiful forest 
where merry songsters will gladden 
the h&art, and as you breathe the 
fresh air which gives new strength 
and vigor to the system, let your 
thoughts dwell upon the charming 
econes around you. If you spend 
some time in this way you will 
agree with me that your leisure 
hours have been spent in a much 

more heahhfid and instructive man- 
ner than if yon had remained at 
h.mie; besides skeicliing the scenes 
wliich naluie pre.-ents will improve 
the taste, will give you a discrimi- 
nating eye by wiiich you will ob- 
serve many things interesting that 
would othenvise be passed by care- 
lessly. In short it will teach us to 
pass through the \\orld thought- 
fully, not forgetting to notice the 
beautiful flowers as we pass along 
admiring this pieasant Eden in 
which it has pleased our Heavenly 
Futiier to place us, and will not the 
young heart thus learn to admire 
and love God ere it bus learned to 
put its trust in him. 

What a very great infl.ueace 3ur- 
ronnding objects have upon the 
young mind, and how lamentable 
to see parents so negligent about 
tliat which is every hour moulding 
the characters of their children, 
wlieu tli«y know that their future 
lives will be either ;;ood or evil ac- 
C'lrding to ihe inflaeuce of their 
homes anil assicistes. Why will 
they not be more '-areful to sur- 
round them wi h good reading, 
good books, good religious papers 
good music and every proper enjoy- 
ment which will tend to make 
home attractive ? The young mind 
iseveraciive and must have suit- 
able excitement and amusement, 
anil if parents do not see that they 
have such ai hjm;,Ciin they wonder 
thsl tlieir cliihireii will seek for it 
elsewhere? Many a wretched fath- 
er, many a heart-broken mother 
might thus have saved a proflicate 
eon or an erring ilaughter, and how 
willingly Would incy now give all 
their vast fortune could they re- 
deem them from sin. 

Much might be said here about 
the great pjwer that music has 
over the minds of the young and 
its tendency to attract each member 
to the family circle. Where fath 
er, mother, sisters and brothers all 
unite in singing tiiose well remem- 
bered tunes there is unity and love. 
I would that every parent would 
read and remember the following 
lines which I have somewhere read: 
"A man's home is his earthly para- 
dise; it should be of all places that 
which he loaves with regret, and to 
which he returns ^yith mostdelight. 
And in order thit it maybe so it 
should be his daily task to provide 
everything Convenient and comfort- 
able, and even the tasteful and 
beauliful should not be neglected." 
"A few simple pictures in simple frames 

A few precious volumes the wealtli of the 



And here and there treasures some rare 

gem of art, 
To kindle the fancy cr soften the heart." 
Then might they see the good 
effect upon their children and hear 
them exclaioj : 
"Thus richly surrounded, why, why, 

should I roam? 
Oh I am happy, most happy at home." 

Nancy Grouse. 
Oak Mill, W. Va. 

My Experience and Oonversion- 

On account of No. 43, in which this 
l)aper was published, running short a!id 
a number not obtaining it, and also a 
special reque?t for a number of extra 
copies, we have been asked to republish 
it in au abridged form. To tliis request 
we liave assented giving ouly that which 
is original with the writer, and omitting 
all, or nearly so, of the Bible quotations. 

On the evening of the 3d of Oct. 
lirother Jo.-'. M. Cline and Daniel 
Yount of Anguta Co.. Va., came 
agreeable to nay request and. a pre- 
vious promise. Here they met 
with a hearty v/elcome. The next 
day, between the hours of J 1 and 12 
o'clock, at my father's residence, 
brother Cline preached a plain, 
faithful, and pure gospel sermon to 
a very large, iiiteliigeiit, attentive, 
also venj fashionable congregatioD. 
It ib said that between live hun- 
dred and a thousand persons were 
here, and many more desired to 
come. Besides a very large circle 
of acquainlauces andagooiily num- 
ber oi' relatives, t+iere were rcjire- 
seutatives here from six counties, 
two distant towns, and another 

The Bretiiieti's doctrine was en- 
tirely new in this .section, and a 
fine opportui]ity was presented for 
giving it publicitv. I do heartily 
desire that "God's word msy have 
free conr.-eand I'e glnrifiec]." "Paul 
may plant. Apolias may water, but 
God alone iniist .',ive the increase." 
It was the fiist .^rrmon leverlioard 
from the Brethren. I was entirely 
satisfied with it. Its gospel crumbs 
fell upon my heart as a feast of good 
things. I would be highly pleas- 
ed to hear such jireaching often. I 
do wi.=h they could live amongst 
us, near me, that I might hear 
them often. I am a resident of 
Fluvanna Co., lying on James Iliv- 
er, in East Va., s xty-six miles 
above its capital, Richmond. Who 
will move to this .section? The 
lands along the river are excellent. 
Much of it can be purchased or 

Again to the exercises of the 4th 
of October. ^iTi.c ;crmou being en- 

ded, (Bro. Yount a'so added some 
closing and worthy remarks,) an 
old member of the Methodist 
Church was heard to loudly say, 
"That is sound doctrine." Anoth- 
er pious and aged Baptist, when 
bidding the preacher farewell, ask- 
ed a blessing upon him. Next the 
ministers, crowd, and I (the candi- 
date for baptism) proceeded to a 
suitable place about one and a half 
miles below here, where in the ca- 
nal, brother Cline jierformed the 
sacred and solemn ordinance of 
Trine Immersion. This being fin- 
ished, a voice irom the l)ank raid, 
"That is baptism sure." Every- 
thing passed off remarkably well. 
All the expresfious which have yet 
reached my ears concerning the 
public and private opinion of the 
brethren upon this occasion, were 
quite kind and favorable- In Cum- 
berland C!o., about thirteen miles 
from here, there lives sora'? of this 
order. One of the ministers had 
notified them of this approaching 
meeting. Four of the sisters and 
three of the brethren came up. It 
was the first time I had met them. 
Of course their plain dressing luade 
them odd looking in this oommui:- 
iiy. My acquaintances say it is re- 
markable for a persf^n with my 
surroundings and our manner of 
living, to have been willing to do 
as I have done. Without my un- 
biased judgment, great comfort and 
strength from my dear Redeemer, 
I too, would think so. God has 
performed this miracle upon me, by 
His wise, gradual and transform- 
ing power ; and all the wealth, tmn- 
ors and fame of this uncertain 
world, have no charms to allure 
me for trying to daily follow the 
"good old ways" of the "chief among 
t«n thousand, and the One altogeth- 
er lovely. 

For a long time I have been giv- 
ing expressions to my fnemls of 
the greatness, goodness, "power and 
might" of the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Often I thought they n_iglit poss- 
bly consider me "full of new wine." 
A spiritual wine, or understanding 
was all I had drunk. 

During the past, when I would 
coverse so much upon this delight- 
ful theme, it would sometimes occur 
to me that worldly persons might 
coQsider m« as having an impaired 
mind. Thi^; has never, at any time, 
been a mental exercise; aud all who 
know me intimately have not, nor 
cannot thrutlifully call it thus. 
Agreeable to Scripture description, 
I was placed io a strict and long 

continued spiritual "captivity" and 
was "shut up" that I could not 
come forth till I, by promise, was 
quickened in spirit. 

lu describing the goodness, great- 
ness, mercy, judgment and truth of 
God's promises, words are but cold 
and vain symbols. I often try to 
make it plain, but sensibly feel my 
weak failure. My peace flows as a 
river. Not iu a vain-glorious spir- 
it, but with a deep sense of my 
nothingness, I do from duty to the 
cause of Christ, announce as a "wii-," that I have long discerned 
Jtsus Christ, as being manifest in 
ray flesh. I have long been walking 
by faith, and not by sight, or ac- 
cording (o my mind. 

While J was daily and hourly 
walking according to the reveal- 
ed will and way of my Wonderful 
Counsellor, my friends often spoke 
as if I might be wrong, and sug- 
gested other things. I always ask- 
ed them to "let patience have|her per- 
fect work, that ye may be perfect 
aud entire, wanting nothing. If 
any of you la'jk wisdom, let him 
ask of God, that giveth to all men 
liberally, and uphraideth not, and 
it shall be given him." Before I 
was brought into ''captivity" and 
became as the "valley ofdrv bones," 
the Holy Bible and "Pilgrim's Prog- 
ress" were as "tealed" hooks to me. 
Since mj- afl^lictioiis, the day-star 
arose in my heart, and Oh ! how 
greatly 1 once doubted the possi- 
bility of these great works and 

Ever since my earliest recollec- 
tion, at times, I became serious up- 
on the subject ot religion. Many 
ministers conversed with me, and 
pronounced me a convert, still as I 
did not realize what I ?aw describ- 
ed as Christianity iu the Bible, I 
would not connect my.ielf with any 
church. Time wore ou, and as 1 
did not know my Savior, I began 
to doubt the truth of revealed relig- 
ion; later, special providence bound 
me, and I next became "holden in 
cords of affliction ;" ihetri became 
sensibly alive to the fact that God's 
hand was upon me. I then knew 
him in his straightened state. I 
acknowledged him. This was iu 
October, ]8b9. (rod is a spirit; 
but I cau truly say that I do un- 
derstand his will with mens if I 
conrersed with him before my nat- 
ural eye. My knowledge of "hid- 
den things'' was given me gradual- 
ly. Persons who once thought 
strangely of my course, express it 



that they "envy" my peace and spir- 
itual understauding. 

While so long in spiritual sufier- 
ing, I ofteu silently feared luy case 
had the appearance of great wick- 
edness ; but I took comfort from 
"perfect" Job and asked where 
was "mine adversary." "That 
wliich I see not teach thou me : if I 
have done iniquity I will do no 
more." I have never considered 
myself equal to the "perfect" Job, 
nor do I expect to do it. M3' suf- 
fering was not for sins between me 
and human beings, but for "origi- 
nal sin" — a sin common to all hearts, 
and those who have not felt its 
convicting power have noi, yet been 
led into the deep and dark recesses 
of their hearts — that "chamber of 
imagery." "The heart is deceitful 
above all things, and desperately 
wicked." The Psalmist says, "He 
fashioneth their hearts alike." 
While all hearts contain the same 
kind of siu8, yet I am well aware 
that what besets one does not al- 
ways beset another. "Know thy- 
self" is truly a plain knowledge, 
but Oh ! what rich blessings spring 
from this thing. To know much 
of Christ, we must take up our cross 
daily.— "For as thesuffering of Christ 
abounds in us, so our consolation al- 
so abonudeth by Christ. 

"Before I became much enlight- 
ened, to me, the protiises were, as 
so many bright stars upon a dark 
sky, and as the rounds of a ladder 
leading my heart up to Jesus Christ. 
While in dee]) affliction and straits, 
the promises are especially useful— 
as the encouraging, strengthening 
and loving tones of God's voice. 
Indeed the whole Bible is a "pre- 
cious treasure," ihe Old containing 
types, shadows, figures and symbols 
of the Ilew. The last Will and 
Testament is a precious legacy to 
blind and sinful human being.*. 
The plan of salvation is so perfect, 
wise and merciful that words are 
too faint to describe it. Thus far 
the Lord has led me on ; and for 
some time he has shown me the 
"g'een pastures," and now he mak- 
eth me to lie down in them : he 
l^eadeth me beside the still waters. 
He restoreth my soul ; he leadeth 
me in the paths of rignteousness for 
his name's sake. 

Touring my intense spiritual suf- 
fering, and I was also physically 
infirm with chronic dispepiia ihe 
most trying of all i'ls of tlie flesh, 
and the devil had fef him?elf i:a 
battle-arry against me ; and then I 
could not "discern" the justice of it. 

While these billows were rolling 
round and above me, I cried iu mv 
heart that God would show me a 
token for good; and that I might 
dwell in the house of the Lord all 
the days of my life, to behold the 
beauty of the Lord, and to inquire 
in his temple. 

I suppose I must think of con- 
cluding this praiseworthy and de- 
i lighlfnl thetne. Now about some of 
I Before ray "captivity," I was a 
I fashionable person ; afterwards, I 
put all such things aside as being 
wicked, and I could no longer benr 
the burden of them ; it even pained 
me to see others folloTring them. 
These feelings brought the thoughts 
and scenes of "Vanity Fair" viv- 
idly and daily before my distressed 
eyes. I next concluded to seek out 
some plain and "modest apparel" 
for myself, in harmony with Script- 
lire aud iu answer to my convictions. 
So I continued to dress, until' I saw 
the uniform of the church of the 
Brethren. For a long time, I felt 
the importanc-i of connecting myself 
with a church, and upon searching 
the Scripture," I discovered, that 
different commands were given 
which were not practiced in the 
church of my acquaiutanee, and the 
church of my choice according to 
selfish motives. I had long given 
myself up to the leading and teach- 
ing of the Spirit of truth. "If any 
man will do my will, he shall know 
of my doctrine." I became impor- 
tunate to the Ruler of the universe, 
that he would open a way for me 
to join a church in which I could 
do his will. Daring last January, 
I remarked to a friend that I was 
waiting upon God for a church to 
join. Iu reply she expressed her 
b'ilief in special providence. I did 
not wait in vain, for various special 
providences arose from unexpected 
sources, which opened an unmistak- 
able way to join a chui'uh which en- 
tirely answered to such as I had 
long seen described in God's 
Word. And aithouglv this church 
was the church opened up for me, 
[ must confess, that under many 
circumstances, it cost me a great 
struggle to do ir. That struggle 
being bravely overcome hy yielding 
to the true Spirit. I became happy, 
happier, happiest ! Yes indeed ; 
for ail can testify to it, and .'ay I 
deserve great credit i(n' mv firm- 
ness, and are so often asking me 
questions about this doctrine, and 
many things concerning the Bible. 
"God is too wise to err, aud too good 

to be uhkind." "For he doth not 
afflict willingly, nor grieve the chil- 
dren of men." To all who have 
uot experienced a spiritual "captiv- 
ity," I would say that there is a 
work for all to do ; aud "whatsoev- 
er thy hand findeth to do, do it 
with thy might," and "press tow- 
ard the mark for the prize of the 
hioh calling of God in Christ Je- 


For many rea.sons and proofs, I 
do believe the "Brethren" are close- 
ly following the Apostolic doctrine. 
With this I am truly delighted ; 
for Scripture says "seek for the good 
old ways :" and '-remove not the 
ancient landmarks which our fa- 
thers have set." The present age 
is filled with the "doctrines of men," 
and "set at nought the command- 
ments of Christ." Let us all, with 
unbiased minds and ccntrite hearts, 
seek the foot-steps of the meek ami 
lowly Jesus, letting the multitude 
do as it will. I do insist upon the 
daily and serious searching of the 
Scripture. In speaking of PauFs 
preaching at Berea, it is thus; 
"They received the word with all 
readiness of mind, and searched the 
Scriptures daily, whether those 
thiugs were so." iVIauy people iu 
this enlightened countr", even mem- 
bers of different churcl es, are scarce- 
ly acquainted with the rules for 
daily use, ana as to doctrine many 
pin their f;\ith to the opinions of 
men. As I have before written, 
"may God's word have free course 
and be glorified." 

A few words about the fashion. 
They are not only wicked, bu!} 
many are disgusting. "Let all 
things be done decently and in good 
order." I do love plainness, neat- 
ness and cieanliness. Although I 
am so much pleased with the 
church of the "Brethren," I would 
not be surprised, (but would be 
pained) to find some "shabby sheep" 
in the flock. These things should 
not be so, nevertheless it happens 
iu religious matters as well as iu 
worldly matters. Let others do as 
they will, let us hourly strive to 
"do justly; love mercy, aud walk 
humbly with thy God ;" aud let ho- 
liness unto The Lord" be written 
upon all we do. 

I am delighted with the writings 
and conduct nf the "Pilgrim." 
Thus far tbe Editor seems to dis- 
charge a thor'iugh eori«tiaa duty 
to all. This paper is an exception 
to the religious papers generally ; 
for here they render unto Christ, 
Continued on fage 26* 



Sin a Disease- 
In the fifth chapter of Mark, we 
have an account of a woman, who 
had an issue of blood twelve jears 
and had suffered many things of ma- 
ny physicians, and had spent all that 
she had, and was nothing better, but 
rather grew worse. 

lu thinking of her case and how 
miraculously she was cured, we have 
thought, what a striking likeness her 
case as it was is to many, who are 
spiritually diseased, who have an un- 
bouuded^issae in the soul, and an 
ever flowinn; fountain of siu. Often 
Tvheu alarmed ihey seek some quack 
physician — some one from the school 
of satan, an! many such are going 
forth, that deceive the sin-sick soul, 
ease the conscience for a time, with 
■words of Safe ry; money, time and 
talents are spent, yet their case is no 
better but rather worse. 

This woman sought aid of th« phy- 
BJcians for tw«We long years and had 
to suffer by their quackery just as 
thousands do In ihii day. Did she 
giye up in despair and say all, all is 
mockery? Is there none to heal the 
great malady of my wasting body? 
!Ne; she had heard of the great physi- 
cian, Jesus; she went to him in faith 
and was healed. 

Oh, what a noble example for the 
sin-disease.d soul to imitate. You 
may have tried the popular cure-alls 
of the day, Many are put up in 
fwatastic style, sweetened and sugar- 
coated to suit a carnal appttite, label- 
led "pure religion" and always ready 
for use, only requiring a shaking up 
before taken. 

It is true there are printed direc- 
tions as to how to Use them, buttheu 
it is uuecessary to be very particular 
in that matter only so you pay for 
Tvhat you get. 

But alas all those soothing reme- 
diei eminating from the caldron of 
coriuption can never, never, stop the 
rupture, that sin has made in the 

Tha woman found but one wb.o 
could heal her deep-seated chronic 
ma'ady and we would say to the sin- 
ner, there is only one that can 
heal the chronic disease of sin, and 
that is Jesus, the heavenly Physi- 
cian. Come beheving and touch 
the hem of his divine garment, and 
you fchall be made whole. Say you 
"I do believe." Are you stire you 
have saving faith, such as will imj.ell 
you to press through the cro^^d 
that you may touch the radiant 
them of salvation as worn by 

If you have that faith that work- 

elh by love, you will not stop 
short of obedience to God, "For 
this is the love of God, that we keep 
his commandmentb." You must not 
only come to Jesus by faith but 
learn of Him, and in learning of him 
you will learn meekness i^and lowly- 
ue>s of mind. 

You will learn how to take his 
medicines, how to obey his word, 
how to bear the crtss, how to 
love Him, whom you have not seer, 
as well as how to Jove your brother 
whom } ou see. 

TfeJe woman was doubtless so dis- 
eased that she dare not appear in 
good society, or ifshe did she was 
repulsed, but Jesus had compassion 
on her, and made her worthy toasso- 
ciate with llie good and healthy. So 
the sinner, who has become a fountain 
of corruption — full of blasphemy and 
all manner of evil — his company is 
repulsive to the good, but comiug 
with all his guilt to Jesus he may be 
made whole, fitted by divine grace 
to be a fellow citizen of the faints and 
held in rescue for the heavenly King- 
dom. No soul IS so far gone in sin 
but what he may be saved, as long as 
there is the faintest throbbing of life. 
A desire to be healed is an evidence 
that you may be healed. Oh, how 
many whose soul-life is ebbing away 
day after day by the disease of siu! 
And how many are dead in trespasses 
and sin I Oh may the vivid light- 
ning flash oi God's sjiirit pierce such 
hear IS, and the thunders of his word 
awaken them to consciousness, that 
they may live. Live to the glory 
of God, to the good of the church 
and welfare of their precious souls. 
Oh, that they might seek Jesus and 
salvation through his meritorious 
blood before the messenger death 
cometh and the body sealed for the 
grave and the soul for hell. 

Can we look unmoved on a son, 
daughter, or friend treading in the 
pathway of sii>? 

Treading with light step over the 
ruins of childhood innocence and 
forgetful of the gii'Od counsels receiv- 
ed in youth. Oh the blithing effects 
of sin in the world! Our hearts 
treasures — our loved ones, wounded, 
sick jmd sore, sinking down ! sinking 
down ! lower and lower in the dark 
abyss of sinful pride. Would to God 
we could see and feel an influence 
coming as a mighty rushing wind, 
that would roll back from the world 
or at least from ih" church the 
flaming mockeiy of pride and in its 
.'tead have ihe heavenly powers of 
humilty and the genial effusions of 
christian love. 

The healing jjowers of Ch.ubt are 
the same to-day they weie in the be- 
ginning. If we seek him with such 
simplicity of faith as did the diseas- 
ed woman wc shall have come to re- 
joice. Eejnice, that one who is 
mighty to save has come and can heal 
all our sorrows and perfect us in 
love. Blessed be God for such a 
physician ! J. S. Flory. 

Buffalo, Col. 


A christian lady, hearing a fellow- 
Church member talking of her hea- 
venly hopes, felt discouraged because 
she could not relate a corresponding 
experience. On expressing her dis- 
ti'ess to hfr pnstor, a man of rugged 
sense and plain speech, he said : 

"Madam you caunot wear sister 
-'s clothes, try as you will, be- 
cause you are entirely another sort of 
person. Be yourself!'' 

If we would make up our minds 
to stop imitating others, it would 
often add greatly to our power of pen 
and tongue, and our peace of 

Christians vary as the leaves of 
the forest, aid are only prepared to 
be ufeful when they cease "compar- 
ing themselves among themselves, 
and measuring themselves by them- 

Do not try to be like your friend 
whose life worK is as unlike yours as 
the expression of his face and the 
form of his peison. Every Christian 
can find a place in the vineyard. 
Giving himself unreservedly to Christ 
Christ will mould him into his own 
precious image, and give full exercise 
to e/ery power. Why lose time, 
precious opportunities of usefulness 
and peace of mind, in [trying to do 
what is impossible ? Rather let us 
follow the good pastor's advice: "Be 
yourself.' ' — American Messenger. 

"Eead and Wonder-" 

il^inevah was fourteen miles long, 
eight miles wide, f'ourty six miles 
round, with a wall 10(3 feet high 
and thick enougii for tiucc chariots 

Babylon fifteen miles square, six- 
ty miles in circiiuiference with a 
wall seventy five feet thick, 300 
feet high, with 100 brazen gates — 
25 on each sieie with 250 towers at 
intervale around the walls. With- 
in the city was the temple of Belus, 
composed of eight tower.s built oue 
above another, to the lieight of UGO 
feet- The temples of Diana at 
Ephesus was 420 teet to the eup- 



port of ;lie roof: — it was 100 years 
in building. The largest of the 
PyramiJs is 490 feet in hight and 
858 feet on the siolcs. The liase 
covering thirteen aeies. The stones 
are about sixty feci in length and 
the layeri are 208. It employed 
360,000 men in builJiug. The 
Jabyrinlh of Egypt contains 300 
chamliers and twelve hulls. Thebes 
in Egypt pre-sent, ruins twenty 
seven niiks around and contained 

350.000 citizens and 400,000 slaves. 
The temple of Delphos was so rich 
in donation, that it was plundered 
of $50,000,000 and the emperor 
carried away 200 statutes. The 
walls of Eome arc thirteen miles 
around Pompey's Pillars has a sol- 
id block of Granite 32 feet square 
ou base, 90 feet high, 27 feet square 
at top, and weighs about 700 tons, 
was brought a distance of about 600 

God created the universe. The 
earth 25,000 miles in diameter ; 
Jubiter 1400 times as large; the 
sun 95,000,000 miles from the earth ; 
Hershell 1,800,000,000 miles; Ad- 
ams race numbers about 1,000,000, 
000. Jesus Christs is the son of 
thi« God and offers eternal life to 
all up( u the easy ierms of the gos- 
pel. Reader accept him ! 


Answer to Query- 
In Pilgrim No. 44 of 1874, page 

382. 1 noticed the query, "Who 
the hireling spoken of and who is the 
wolf spoken of? The hireling spok- 
en of, I would say, is one who was 
not sent by the Lord, for we are to!d 
thac, whom God sends speaketh God's 
word. But while the Savior washere 
on earth he spoke of false prophets, 
false Christs and tt-achers. When I 
labor for another man for money, I 
am a hireling. Old Bio Paul under- 
stood what was meant by hireling, 
for when be was admonishing Tim- 
othy he tells him of things that was 
in the future, cf things that Would 
come to pass, and of tilings he should 
guard against, "for the time will come 
when they will not hear sound doc- 
trine, but after their own lusts shall 
they heap to themselves teachers, 
having itching ears." 2. Tim. 4 3. 
We understand the teachers that 
Paul speaks of are not sent by God 
but the people shall heap to them- 
selves teachers, or in other words, 
hire to themselves teachers, to teach 
them according to their fancy 
or Dotions. 

Peter speaka in -efercnce to the 

same thing in his second letter 
sfcond chapter, and I would ask the 
reader, to read the three first verses 
carefully. He speaks of fa'se pro- 
phets even as there shall be false 
teachers among you. 1 was just 
made to wonder if such were amongst 
us or only around us. In the 3d 
verse he says "and through covftous- 
ness shall they with feigned words 
make merchandise of yon, seeking 
yours and not you. Contrary to Bio. 
Paul, lie said, I seek not yours, 
but you. Now when one is engaged 
in herding she'-p, he is a shepherd 
and tliose under his controU are his 
slieep and if he is a hireling the 
sheep are not his. 

But the greatest enemy to sheep 
that we have any account of are 
wolves, and the wolf that is spoken 
of in the 10th chapter of John is an 
enemy. Sometimesa lion, sometimes 
a wolf, sometimes au adversary but 
in plain language he is called the 
devil. But he is never ia his own 
colors. He is always somebody else, 
and when he comes perhaps in the 
way of percecuiion, the hireling will 
flee but the wolf will catch him and 
scatter the sheep. 

S. N. Wine. 
Oitobine ^Yest Va. 

The lorce of Prayer. 

Prayer does not directly take away 
a trial or its pains, any more than a 
sense of duty directly takes away the 
danger of infection, but it preserves 
the strength of the whole spiritual 
fibre, £0 that the trial does not pass 
into the temptation to sin. A sorrow 
comes upon you. — Omit prayer and 
you fall out of God's testing into the 
devil's temptation; you get angry, 
hard of heart reckless. But meet 
the dreadful hour with prayer, cast 
your care on God, claim him as your 
Father, though he seem cruel — 
and the degrading, paralyzing, 
embittering effects of pain and sor- 
row pass away, a stream of sanctify- 
ing and softening thought pours into 
the soul, and that which might have 
wrought your fall but works in you 
the peaceable fruit of righteousness. 
You pass from bitterness into the 
courage of endurance, and from en- 
durance into battle, and from battle 
into victory, till at last the trial dig- 
nifies and blesses your life. The 
force of prayer is not altogether ef- 
fective at once. Its action is cumu- 
lative. At first there seems no an- 
swer to your exceeding bitter cry. 
But there has been a i answer; God 
hasheard, — A little grain of strength, 

not enough to be couscious of, lias 
been given in one way or another. 
A friend has come in and grasped 
your hand — you have heard the lark 
sprinkle his notes like raindrops on 
the earth — a text has stolen into 
your mind, you know not how. Next 
morning you awake with the old 
aching at the heart, but the grain of 
strength has kept you alive — and so 
it goes on ; hour by hour, day by day, 
prayer brings iis tiny sparks oi light 
till they orb into a star ; its grains 
of strength till they grow into au 
anchor of th 3 soul, sure and stead- 
fast. The answer to prayer is slow ; 
the force) of prayer is cumulative. 
Not till life is over is the whole an- 
swer given, the whole strengch it has 

brought understood. Siopford 


Our Life- 


Tears come and go ! Years como and go! 
And joys and sorrows ebb and tlow. 
We love and hate ; we smile and sigh: 
But loving or hating, ad mast die, 
And over us all the turf shall lie; 
And the years come and the years go. 

Wa love the hearts God calls his o\vii 
We give to our chosen ones alone. 
But vain is our love, though it be strong, 
Stronger yet is DeatLi's pliaucom throng. 
Are our tears bitter ? — our anguish long ? 
The years still come, and the years 
still go. 

We hate, our little lives arc rife 
With unkind words and unkinder strife; 
What docs it matter ? God made us all. 
Soon we and our foes alike shall fall, 
And together rest 'neath the same green 

While the years come and the years 


We toil for this world's lore and 
We give both soul and body's health; 
Fer human knowledge or sordid gain. 
We wear out heart and we wear out 

Have we any reward for all this pain ? 
The years still come, and the years 
still go. 

We toil for pleasure, wo toil for love, 
Ah, the blessing to come will happiness 

For the tempting fruit our youth we 

But when at length to our lips 'tis placed 
Tis as Dead Sea apples to the taste; 
And the years come and the years go. 

Afar, very far, we Heaven descry, 

But our souls are weak, and the tempter 

is uigh, 
We think we stand; but, alas, we fall. 
Ah! falling and sinning, for help we call. 
Still slipping and sinning : God pity us 

While the years come, and the years go. 
And what are our little hopes and fears, 
To this great ebb and flow of years ? 
What is the sum of our little lives ? 
Ah ! much; for God in his great archives, 
Records our use of the life He gives, 

As the years come, and the years go. 
— Fireside Friend, 



the things which are Christ's, ex- 
cluding Cesar'a kingdoiu, while 
other religious papers contain a 
mixture. I read some excellent 
pieces in different religious papers, 
but object to this lack of a line of 
demarcation The menib°rs of oth- 
er churches are so fashionable, that 
I cannot refrain from questioning 
this thing, when I recollect that 
Christians are called a "peculiar 
people, zealous of good works;" 
it also says, "Love not the world, 
neither the things of the world ;" 
and they ehould be.kept ''unspotted 
from the world." I look arjuud 
ibr that "modest apparel," but find 
it not often. I love true Christiana 
in all churches ; but it is so dis- 
tressing to see how many are re- 
gardless of the plain teachings of 
Scripture. Some excuse themselves 
b}' saying this and that were done 
in "old tinies," Yes, so I read it; 
but since no command was left to 
forsake those "old times," and to 
look up new times, I do heartily 
fear to fa'i in with the new times. 
The way to heaven issaid to be "strait 
and narrow," and few their be 
which enter therein ; and the road 
to destrustion is "broad" and many 
enter therein. Having the Bible 
for m}- guide, I am heartily satis- 
tied that the "old way" is "narrow" 
and the new way k "broad." Witli 
humbleDess.of heart and of purpose, 
let us press on into the "narrow 
way ;" and pray God to recover 
those from the "broad" way. I 
cannot conscientiously place confi- 
dence in any Discipline save that 
of the teachings of tlie Holy Bij 
ble. Regarding commandments, 
the Scriptures say, "If ye love me 
keep my commandments.'' 

With an entirely he nest heart, 
and a deep sense of humility ,°and a 
pure love for the cause of Chrisi. 
I yielded to my well known duty 
to God and to man Co vvrite all as I 
have done ; and if I have erred in 
one jot or one tittle, I do crave par- 
don, and big to be shown my error. 
So now with all honor and c;lory to 
God, I submit it to public notice 
and serious refioction. Upon this 
great subject I do feel more than I 
can exprcf 6 ; and in this sum and 
substance of the whole, I can but 
exj)Iain. "Great and marvelous 
are thy works and ways!" 

I do raueli fear many members 
of the different churches are saying, 
Peace, peace ; when there is no 
peace :" I fear "the hurt of the 
daughter ot my people" is but 
"slightly healed ;" 1 fear luauy are 

daubing themselves with untem- 
perod mortar. Oh ! that Christ 
will give then that "eye salve," 
that they may know him, and know 

In conclusion, dear brethren and 
sisters, let me call your prayerful 
attention to my new situation. Ac- 
cording to social and fao-uly relations, 
I had many near and dear friends, 
but thus far upon religious relations 
and praciices, "I am alone in the 
midst ot a crowd." But there is a 
Fiieud that sticketh cloier than a 
brother, He is my comforter ; in Him 
I have great strength, howevar re- 
member me and these things fervent- 
ly in your daily prayers, "i^one 
persuaded," nor could persuade mo 
to do this thing, but the great Head 
and Teacher did long since convict 
and convince me that I could do His 
holy will to join the Church of the 
Brethren. He used special provi- 
dences to lead, guide and direct nie 
into his will and truth, tnd to him I 
ascribe glory and honor, and as to any 
new crosses, trials and temptations 
which may arise in my pathway, I 
commit them into his bauds, for "as 
thy days are, so "shall tby strength 
be. Should vain and proud people 
eyer look scornfully upon me for my 
plainness, I shall take comfort in re- 
uiemberiug how our lowly Savior 
was treatsd by this class. Your sis- 
ter in Christ. Julia A. Wood. 


Zu unseru deutsohea Braedern 

NO. 2. 

Etliche vonunsern deutschen Biue- 
dern haheu uns Subscripiionen fuer 
eine deutsche Zeitung geschickt,wahr- 
schsinlich in der Vermuthuog, dass 
wir beschlossen haetten eine deulsche 
Zeitung zu veroeflent'icheu. Dies 
ist ein Irrthum, da wir das noch 
nicht beschlossen habeu. ll'ir woU- 
ten nnr die Ausichten der Brueder 
ueber das Unternehmen hoeren, und 
erfahren, ob eine genuegende Au- 
zahl Subscribenlcn vorhauden waere, 
urn ein solches Unteniehmen zu nn- 

Wir halion jetzt von einer Anzahl 
nnserer Frennde gehoert. Unter 
ihnen siud etliche, welche denken, 
daseinedeutsche Zeitung unterstuetzt 
werden wuerde, waehread die Mohr- 
heit lieber eiue deutsche Abtheilung 
sehen wuerde, im Pilgrim, wie or 
jetzt gedruckt wild. Da wir noch 
nicht die noethiije J'^rmuthigung ge- 
habt hab(in urn die Vcioefienilichang 
einer deutschcu Zeitung zu crlauben 

so haben wir die Ausfuehrung des 
letztgenannten Planes beschlossen 
und werden demgemaess Vorberei- 
tungen machen. 

In ein paar Woe hen erwarten wir 
deutsche Buchstabeu zu haben, und 
dann werden wir eine regelrecbte 
deut^clie Abtheilung eroeffnen. In 
der Zwischenzeit bitten wir bie deut 
schen Brufder uns Lesestolf fuer 
diesjlbe einzuschicken, um es so un- 
terhaltend als moeglich zu machen. 
Wir haetten gerne, Wfnn alle Mit- 
theilungeniu der DEUTSCiiENSprache 
geschrieben wuerden, um uns die 
Muehe dea Uebersetzens zu sparen. 
Die Artike! sollten kurz sain. Wir 
haetteu gern Bericbte von Kirchen 
und Versammlungen und solche an- 
dere Sachen, welche von allgemei- 
ncm Interesse zu den Lesern der 
Zeiiuug find. 

Nun Brued(?r und .Schwestern, 
lasst uus von Euch hoeren ! Lasst 
uns sehen, wie viel Ihr fuer Eure 
eigene Sprache thuen koennt! Auch 
sehetEuch wohl um, wie vie! deutsche 
Subscribenten Ihr fuer den Pilgrim 
erlaogen koennt. Je mehr deut- 
sehen Lesestoffund jemehr deutsche 
Subscribenten Ihr uns zuschickt, de- 
sto mehr Raum wird der deutschen 
Abtheilung eingeraeumt werden. — 

£^^ Alle Briefe und sonstige 
Gegenstaende addressire : 

H. B. Brumbaugh. 
P. O. Box 50. Huntingdon, Pa 
■ i»> ^ 

Lieber Bruder: 

Wenn ich 
so gut englisch schreiben koennte, 
als ich englisch lesen kann, so wuerde 
ich Euch englisch schreiben. Doch 
das kann ich nicht und nelme ich 
rair daher die Freiheit, Euch in 
Deutsch zu schreiben weil es mir zu 
viel Muehe macht, mir das Englische 
von andern Leuteu schreibtnzu las- 
sen. Ich hoffe, Ihr werdet diese 
paar Zeilen lesen koennen, lieber 
Bruder ! 

Bitte sendc mir den Pilgrim wie- 
der auf 1875. Das Geld werde ich 
seuden, so geschwind ich kann. Ich 
finds aus, dass ich nicht ohne ihu 
fertig werden kann. Oftmals kann 
ich nicht indie Versammlung gehen 
und dann ist mir der Pilgrim ein 
guter Predigor. 

Den I'rospectus habe ich clem 
Brudor George W. Miller gegeben 
weil ich luit meinem verkriicppelteu 
Beine nicht fortkommen kann. 

Lieber Bruderwie waere es, koenn- 
tet Ihr ruir nicht den Kalender fuer 
1875 zum Neujahrageschenk machen? 
^Venn ichmein gesundes Bein haette 
woUte ich gerne 10 oder 20 cts. fuer 



einen solchen Kalen'ler bezahlen. 

Solltet ibrdiesnicht lesenkocnneu 
bitte lasst es mich wissen class ich 
liinforc niclit mehr Deutsch schreibc. 
Fiicr meinen Theil watre c^ mir 
sehr angenehm, wenn im Pilgrim 
etwas Deutsch gedruckt wueHe. 
JouN Betiike. 

Springfield ' Ohio. 


Johannes Bethke. — Wirerhiel- 
tcii deinen Brief, haben di inen Na- 
mcn eingeschrieben und den Kalen- 
der geschickt. 


A Child's Eesolve- 

Itjis not what I do next week, 

But what I do to-day ; 
Now is the time to strictly watch 

All that I think and say. 
I might resolve a thousand times 

To be good by and by, 
And yet remain a naughty child 

Until the day I die. 

I must begin this very hour 

To find out what is right; 
Then I shall surely fail, unless 

I try with all ray might. 
For 'lis so easy to go on 

In selfish careless ways — 
To let the time go idly by, 

And thus waste all my days. 

I'll learn my lessons well at school, 

Although I'd rather play; 
I'll listen very carefully 

To what my teachers say; 
And if my mother needs my help 

When 1 want to go out, 
I'll do exactly what she says. 

And neither fret nor pout. 

I mean, I'll try to do all this; 

But fii'st I'll kneel and pray; 
And ask my Savior for his help 

To keep me good all day; 
And if I should forget to be 

Obedient and mild. 
He'll help me try again; for He 

Was once a little child. 

A Tmsty Bot- 

A few years ago, says a New 
York paper, a large drug firm iu 
that city advertised for a boy. Next 
day the store was thronged with 
applisauts, and then came a queer 
lootiiDg little fellow, accompanied 
by his aunt, in lieu of faithless pa- 
rents by whom he had been aban- 

Looking at this little waif, the 
merchant in the store promptly 
said, "Can't take him ; places all 
full, besides he is too small" 

"I know be is small," said the 
woman, but he is willing and faith- 

There was a twinkle in the boy's 
eyes which made the merchant 
think again. A partner in the 

firm volunteered (O remark that be 
did not see what they wanted of 
^;uch a boy, be wasn't; bigger than 
a pint of rider. But after consul- 
tation the boy was set to work. 

A few days later a call was made 
on the boys in the store for some 
one to stay all night. The })rompt 
response of the little iellow contras- 
ted well vvith the reluctance of the 
others. In the middle of the niglit 
the merchant looked iu to see if all 
was right in the store, and present- 
ly discovered bis youthful protege 
busy fcissoring liibel,=. "What are 
you doing?" said he, '"I did not 
tell you to work at nights." 

"I know you did not tell me so, 


1! be 

but I thought I raig 
doing something." 

In the morning the cashier got 
orders to double that boy's wages, 
for he was willing. 

Only a few weeks elapsed before 
a show of wild beasts passed thro' 
the streets, and, very naturally, all 
hands in the store rushed to witness 
the spectacle. A thief saw his op- 
portunity and entered in a rear 
lilonr to seize something, but in a 
twinkling found himself firmly 
clutched by the diminutive clerk 
aforesaid, and after a struggle was 
captured. Not only was a robbery 
prevented, but valuable articles ta- 
ken from other stores were recov- 
ered. When asked by the mer- 
chant why he stayed behind fo 
watch when all others quit their 
work, the reply was, "You told me 
never to leave the store when oth- 
ers were absent, and I thought I'd 
stop." "Double that boy's wages, 
he is willing and faithful." In 
1860 that boy was rccpiviug a sal- 
ary fo $2,500 a year, and in 1870 
had become a partner in the estab- 

Stand fast- 

It is a hard thing for a boy or a 
young man to hold steadily on the 
right way when all around him are 
going in the other. It may seem to 
be useless, for him to stand fast in 
the hour of temptation; but a silent 
influence goes forth from such an ex- 
ample more powerful than that of 
many sermons. 

A young man in the army used 
often to be urged to drink, but always 
answered, "No," firmly yet civilly. 
This irritated some and p» evoked 
others to ridicule, and at once be 
was asked to give a reason for such 
"unsoldiery coaduct." 

Because I promised my father 
and my mother that I would not 

of 1, 



t ouch or taste a drop 

After this they redoubled their 
attack, striving by all their aits to 
induce him to break bis resolution, 
but lie had his reward. One by one 
iiis mesf^matcs began quietly to fol- 
low his example. Oaths were not 
so common, cards were thrown aside 
and at legist half of them seemed 
wholly chani;ed in their outward ap- 
pearance; JMany, no doubt, were 
well trained youths at home, who 
had been led astray by evil example 
and now this confsistent Chaistiaii 
example had awakened and led them 

Every time you stand firm in the 
midst of temptatio, you do good fo 
others as well as yourself Every 
time you yield to what you know 
is wrong you do a great evil to those 
wiio entice you to sin. Ever "a 
child is known by his doings, whe- 
ther his work be pure and whether 
it be right. 

Even a child can exert an influ- 
ence that may result in tee saving 
of a precious life and soul from 
ruin. — Youth's Temperance Ban- 


A iasv days before the death of 
a pious little girl, her father had 
been pi caching from that beautiful 
passage in Psalm 61 : 2, "Lead me 
fo the rock that is hisher than I." 
Upon rejoining his afHicted family 
the text was mentioned, and an out- 
line of the sermon givei;, with 
which she appeared mournfully im- 
pressed. Upon the remark being 
made, <hat Christ is frequently spo- 
ken off, both in the Old and New 
Testament , as a Rock, especially in 
the Psalm=, and how delightful it 
was to the believer, that when placed 
upon this rock, the storms of life or 
death could not remove him, for there 
he was safe, she seemed to derive 
much strength and comfort from 
what had been said; and in all the 
subsequent reading of the psalms ; 
whenever the Rock whs spoken of, 
Siie stopped her mother, saying:" 
Here, mamma, is the Rock again." 

*l£g i ^-^^^ ^GBa^ 

The essence of true nobility is ne- 
glect of a^lf Let the thought of 
self pas"^ iu, and the beauty of a 
great action is gone, like the bloom 
from a soiled flower. 

As bats hate the light, and fly 
against it, so unconverted men hate 
the pure light of God's law, and fly 
against it. 


T?H E P T L G E T M. 


OsBOKNE City, Kan. 

Brother Brumbaugh : — 

Desirous of having a 
PiLGKiM to read, I have seated my 
self to make my desire known, and 
aldo to state our spiritual wants, 
how they are, and have been sup- 
plied Early last spring myseif 
and companion comj)lied with the 
scripture in this that we were bap- 
tized — and some kvr more in the 
neighborhood, on the same day, by 
brother Allen Ives from Jewell Co., 
this state. lie came here by some 
one's request and preached a ser- 
mon on the couveosion of Corneli- 
us. We had our eyes opened then 
and three bre(hren and two sisters 
were added by baptism, that is, in- 
cluding myself and companion. 

Brother Ives was the first of the 
brethren I ever heard preach and 
his labors were blessed. We then 
continued to serve our Master as 
well as v.'e knew how and practiced 
just what we believed to be right 
according to scripture, or according 
to the knowledge we had of the 

About the middle of June the 
brethren had a lovefeast at Salem, 
Jewell Co., Kan. about forty-five 
miles from our place. I had never 
seen anything like it, and wishing 
to be with the brethren, I conclud- 
ed to meet them there, and while 
I was there 1 enjoyed myself beyond 
all expectations. During my stay 
there the church now called the 
Solomon Valley church was formed, 
comprising part of Osborne and 
Smith counties, or, in other words, 
what is west of Jewell county, and 
our vorthy brother David Brum- 
baugh was placed as shepherd over 
the flock. We now have a church 
organization and have three regular 
appointments. The first Sunday of 
each month at Bethany, Osborne 
Co., on the north side of the north 
Fork of the Solomon river. On the 
second Sunday at brother Daniel 
Schook's, eight miles west of Caw- 
ker city, also on the north Fork of 
the Solomon river, and then the 
fourth Sunday at my house, three 
and a half miles east of Osborne. 
The way the appointments are, they 
are eight miles apart any way, and 
being witliout a team it often hap- 
])ens that we cannot all go. Our 
wish is to be always with the breth- 
ren and under their teachings. There 
are three families of us here between 
the Forks of the North and South 

Solomon, about three miles east of 
Osborne city. One sister receives 
the PiLUKiM and nc all read it. 
We can hardly wait one On the 
other. It goes the round regular 
every week, and it so happens be- 
cause I am the farthest away that I 
am tlie last one to receive it, and as 
I do nut see how I can well do with 
out the advice of the Pilgrim, I 
have concluded rather to suffer in 
some other way than to do without 
it. Seeing in the number dated 
Dec. 1, a "Charity Offer" I thought 
I would embrace the same, so that 
I might not have to wait so long to 
read it. I do believe that we can 
rightly be included in the district 
which was distressed by tlie grass- 
hoppers. I hope that your labors 
may be blessed and that much good 
may be done, and that the welcome 
visitor may soon come to my fam- 
ily. J. TV. Landis. 

Plattsburg, Mo. 

Bro. H. B. Bru)abaugh: — 

I hava been soliciting 
subscribers for the Pilgrim for 
sometime. I have got you a few 
name-?. I will send them and still 
continue to work for a larger circu- 
lation, I think that the Pilgrih 
has done much good for the one 
common cause, and I hope it still 
will go on in its great and grand 
mission of love to the uttermost 
parts of the earth and to the isles of 
the sea, and become the lever by 
which many may be raised from the 
mire to walk on the highway of our 

The brethren dovn here in Mis- 
souri are moving on slowly. Step 
by step they are progressing. I 
think about 25 churches have been 
Oi'ganized since the war although 
scattered over a large field. The 
brethren still preach to keep the 
liUle flocks together. Our churches 
are all in their infancy, so to speak, 
and need much care aud labor to 
make them as we desire they should 
be. Our ministers are as far as I 
know zealous, self-saciifioing men 
of God, going forth vvithout money 
aud without price to disseminate 
the true principles of Christianity. 
Much has been written on the sup- 
port of the ministry, aud Vv'hetiier 
all that has been said pro aud con 
will be productive of good or not I 
am not able to say, but one thing I 
do say aud that I say with all my 
soul, mind aud strength, and that 
is, we have brethreu in our fratern- 
ity that ought to be kept in the 
field as evangelists all the time, and 

they ought to be kept there by ihe 
church, furnished with means to 
travel and bear other uecessary'ex- 
penditures. If each district through- ■{ 
out the brotherhood ^would come * 
upon some plan to carry this out, 
glorious would be the result. 

[ started out to give a synopsis 
of a trip to Ray Co., Mo. Brother 
Daniel B. Gibson and myself start- 
ed on the 16th to hold a series of 
meetings with the brethren in Ray 
Co., Mo. Wo labored with them 
one week, had eleven meetings with 
the brethien there, good attend- 
auc8, good order, and a deep inter- 
est manifested on the part of many 
aud we are constrained to say that 
if some had given vent to their feel- 
ings they would have been num- 
bered with the brethren. God speed 
the day when they may say, I have 
nosv made up my mind to go with 
you to God's goodly latid for the 
Lord has spoken gooii concerning 
his people. 

Brethren Adison Harper, John 
Hase, Samuel Shirkey and David 
Rhoads are the ministers of that 
arm of the church. We had a very 
pleasant interview with the breth- 
ren and hope our labors may be the 
means of doing much good. On the 
evening of the 22d v;e left fur home, 
brother Harper accompanying us to 
hold a series of meeting with us 
here iu Clinton Co., known as the 
Smith Fork church. Brother Har- 
per has labored faithfully ever since 
Christmas eve aud up to thi.s date 
the meetings are still going on. 
Good has resulted from his labors. 
He is 65 years old but stands labor 
remarkably well. He is zealous in 
the cause and introduces Jesus every 
where he goes, at the fireside or in 
the public assembly. More anon. 
Daniel D. Sell. 

Dear Brethren and Sisters: 

We are 
often asked, whether we do not be- 
lieve that the thief on the croJs was 
saved, and if I answer in the affirm- 
ative, then they will tell me, that 
he was saved without baptism. I 
will ask ihe question : ''Who can 
tell us, that he waa not bai»tized? 
It is very evident, that he was of 
the stock of Israel, aud if so, who is 
able to tell us that he is not one of 
the many that John baptized, for we 
are told in Matth. 3:5, "Tlien 
went out to him Jerusalem and all 
Judca, and the region about Jordan 
and were baptized of him in Jor- 
dan, <tc. 

But says one, what good did his 



baptism do liim, if he even was baptiz- 
ed and iuis backslidden, and became a 
malefactor? I will ?imp!y answer 
lie has done no more than thousands 
of professed Christians of (he present 
davdo, who summertime 
and profess religion in winter lime. 
They are mostly the charac'ers, ihat 
reject I ho ounsel of God against 
fhemselvfs, and are not bap'ized, that 
claim tbo thief was saved without 
baptism,^and they are also the ones 
that ;ia"e ready tn ask us (he*e ques- 
tions. I now see no neeil for punc- 
tuating the language of Christ diti'er- 
enlly, than what it is, if we even were 
able to prove with undeniable facts 
that the thief died without bipiism. 
Then wewouldonly exclude him from 
being In the gospel covenant, and 
hence would only piove that be paid 
in his executi'in the penally of a 
former law, and we know tL'at, the 
laAv of Moses, hadjor taught no other 
punishment for tin then a present or 
corjioral punishment ; just as little, 
as it promised remission of sins, and 
life eternal without a Christ to come, 
and we h^ve undeniable evidence 
that he died a believer in Chiist, and 
therefore I can see do difficulty in 
the subject whatever, as I know of no 
former law that commanded baptism 
for the remission of sins, as little as 
the gospel commands the stoning to 
death f)r sin, or any other punish- 
ment for sin in this world. He has 
appointed a day in which he will 
judge the world in righteousness by 
that man whom he has ordained. He 
has given assurance urto all, in that 
he has raihed him from the dead. I 
will not say more on the subject at 
present. Your brother in love. 

John Foeney. 

Dear Pilgrim : — 

The Malioning church has been la- 
boring between jiglit and darkness, 
at limrs being apparently almost in 
a dying state, then rallying forth 
to lite sgain amidstdifficulties which 
appeared almost insurmountable. 
But we have finally overcome the 
troubles existing, caused principally 
by the building of a new meeiin"- 
house. and peace, love and harmony 
is brought about. I now feel to 
rejoice in the goodness and love of 
God in leading us safely this far. 
We had our Lovefeast on Saturday 
and Sunday, Nov. 21st and 22d. 
The lalioring brethren present were, 
Conrad Kohler, D. Byers, L. Glan 
and John Clement. We ba<l the 
pleasure of feeing tn'o young men 
come out on the Lord's side. May 
the iiord^blsse^our dear brethren 

wiio have labored (or us, and inav 
his blessing be upou their labors. 
The Mahoning church is scattered 
over atorritory of 20 b? 40 miles, 
and numbers about 50 members. 
A number of members are poor, 
frail and sickly. We have two 
good houses of worship about eight 
miles apart. We have regular 
meeting every two weeks at each 
house. Truly "the field is large" 
and tlie harvest is great, but the 
laborers are few in this ohurch. 
We hope and pray that tlie Lird 
will send forth laborers into his 
vineyard. Wo hope the brethren 
will make the Mahoning church 
one of their slopjiing places. We 
like brethren to come and preach 
for us. We would also be pleased 
if some would make their dwelling 
places amongst us. We think we 
have pecuniary advantages licre 
which may not be found elsewhere. 
May the blessing of the Lord attend 
us, and his people everywhere is 
the prayer of your unworthy broth- 
er. Amen. Jacor H. Kurtz. 

Bro. Brumbaugh. 

As I wish to 
inform the many readers of the 
PiLGKiM of the series of meetings 
which it was our happy lot to en- 
joy, on last Saturday and Sunday 
"the 19th and 20th of Dec. 1874. 
According to the previous arrang- 
ments Elders Daniel and George 
Barnhart from near Sontropolis, 
Franklin county, in company with 
some other brethren, arrived at our 
house a little after 12 o'clock on 
Saturday. Also Elder Jesse Stu- 
debaker, and brother Struble of 
Anderson Co., and Bro. Anthony 
Miller and sister Miller of Coffee 
Co. After dinner we repaired to 
our school house for preacliing, had 
rather small congregation. After 
meeting some of our kind neighbors 
took some of the brethren home 
with them for suppfr, and some of 
them returned home witli us. In 
due time we repaired again to the 
school house for evening meeting. 
Had a full bouse. The brethren 
were well pleased with the order 
and attention of the congregation. 
After preaching they were taken ofif 
ill dilTerent directions, by our kind 
neighbors to lodge during the night, 
and some returned home with u-:. 
Next day, Sunda}', we again met at 
the school house for preaching, at 
10 A.. M. Had a crowded house. 
Brother Daniel Barnhart led off 
followed by brother George Bran- 

raents t) go home after forenoon 
meeting on account of sickness in 
brother George's family, and leave 
brother Studebaker and Struble to 
conduct the evening meeting. At 
an early hour the people began to 
congregate at the school house, and 
by the lime the hour had arrived 
for services, the house was crowded, 
and such was the interest manifest- 
ed by the people, that brother Stu- 
debaker held the congregation in 
almost breathless silence for some- 
thing over an hour. Some of the 
people manifested a desire to have 
the meeting cjntinuc longer, but 
brother Studebaker having an ap- 
pointment to fill in Coffee Co., on 
Monday night was compelled to 
leave nsou Monday morning. Thus 
ended one of tliose heavenly seasons 
which we are permitted to enjoy 
here on earth. 

Li conclusion we must eay that 
we feci very thankful to the breth- 
ren for their kindness in leaving 
their homes .ind braving the in- 
clemency of the weather, and com- 
ing here to labor for us and our 
neighbors. The brethren thought 
that a great deal of good might be 
done among the peo[)le, if thero 
was some brother hero to preach 
often. W. M. Wise. 

{Oompanion, please copy.) 

Dear Pilgrim: 

How natural 
it seems to write that name, and how 
unnatural nfit to see your sometime 
familiar face. A wall of separation 
seems to have grown up between us 
though, why it should be I am at a 
loss to know. Nosv I trust y)u 
will put; in your appearance weekly 
and aid by your wise counsels the 
other pilgrims who are striving |to 
walk in duty's path. 

The little band worsh'pping at 
this place, is siill trying to fight 
faithfully in the army of the Lord, 
Though we are but a little one, yet 
there are enough to claim the bless- 
ing promised to two or three, meet- 
ing together in his name. 

Once a month through storm or 
sunshine, through snow, rsin and 
mud, they find their w<iy , expecting 
and receiving of the good things from 
above. The Lord ha? heard and ans- 
wered prayer for he adds to Our num- 
ber such ;i3 shou'd be saved; and we 
are not without hope, that the good 
WoKD is doing its work, and will 

SOO.J bring in more abundant returns. 

The workmen ofZion are^ building 

her bulwarks and strengthening her 

They had made arrange- I wall*>, that our people may dwell to- 



gether in safety. 

We needa housein which to worship 
the Lord our God, for at present we 
have no roof to call our own ; but 
even that want Avill be supplied in 
time, if the Lord wills. 

L. H. Miller. 

Easton, West Va. 

Dear Filgrim : Bro. D. B. Sell 
and myself paid a visit to the 
brethren of Wakeda, Ray Co., and 
held a series of meetings with profit 
I hope, to the church. Much in- 
terest was manifested. The people 
were much interested in the doctrine 
as held by the Brethren. T^e left 
many penitent, but were compelled 
t3 return home to attend a series of 
meetings theie CDmraeuciug on tlie 
evening of the 14tii, at our meeting- 
house. Bro. A. Harper of Ray 
came with us and has preached the 
word with power. One has been 
immersed. The meeting still con- 
tinues y/ith good prospects of others 
making the good coufess'On and 
bfcomiug obedient to the divine 

Please rrquest Bro. J. II. Moore 
of tiie southern District of Ills., to 
publish through the Pilgrim, the 
plan of evangelizing said District, 
as we in the North District of Mo. 
contemplate brinaing said plan be- 
fore our D. M. D. B. Gibson. 

Plaitslmrg, Mo. 


Please-announce that there will 
be a series of meetings, the Lord 
vrilling, commencing January 23, 
1875, in the Plumb Run meeting- 
house, 1^ miles North-east of Lou- 
donville, Ohio. The invitation is 
to all that desire to aid and assist 
us on our road to eternal joys, es- 
pecially the ministering brethren. 
E. P. L. Dow. 

We expect, the Lord willing, to 
commence a series of meetings near 
Columbia, Ohio, ou January 14, 
1875, to continue over Sunday, and 
on the I9tli to commence in the 
other house in Springfield, near New 
Middlctown. A general invitation 
is given. J. R. Kurtz. 

Bro. H. B. Brumbaugh : — 

Acknowledge through 
the columns of the Pilgrim the 
receipt of nine dollars from the 
brethren of Monticello church, Ind. 
Also si.xty dollars from the breth- 
ren of tiie Green Tree church, Mont- 
gomery Co., Pa., for the relief of 
he suiierers iu Kansas and Nebras- 

ka, and in behalf of the sufferers 
thank the brethren for their timely 
aid and hope the good work may 
Continue, for these people will have 
to be provided for from some source 
until next harvest. C. L. Keim. 
Treasurer. Falls City Church, Kan- 
sas and Nebraska Sufi'erers. 

A Eeduotioa- 

The publishers of the book enti- 
tled, "Nonconformity to the world'' 
having thrown off some on their 
charges, I am enabled to sell the 
book cheaper. Hereafter it will be 
mailed, single copy, free to those 
ordering it on receipt of 75 cents, 
or $8.00 par dozen. Those wishing 
to act as agents will please send 50 
cents for sample copy. Hoping 
the brethren generally will avail 
themselves of the opportunity of 
securing, cheaply, a book treating 
upon the doctrine of humility, 
which is so much despised by our 
depraved nature, I remain yours in 
Gospel bonds. M. M. Eshleman. 
Lanark, Carroll Co., 111. 

Our Scrap Basket- 
By J. H. MOORE. 
— If any brother has a copy of 
"Hall'.s Church History" that 
he is willing to sell, he will confer 
a favor by informing me on what 
terms he is willing to dispose of the 

— Robison, a very learned Bap- 
tist historian, of England, in his 
successful attempt to prove what 
was the primitive method of baptiz- 
ing, by the piaetice of the Greek 
church, quotes Dr. King as follows : 
"Next in order comes baptism, 
properly so called, in which the 
Greek churcli uniformly practices 
the trine immersion, undoubtedly 
the most primitive manner ; which 
was first changed for one immer- 
sion in Spain." Robinsons Ecclesi- 
astical Researches, page 92. I have 
repeatedly stated — and here repeat 
it — that if the historical evidence 
for immersion was dependent on 
single immersion for proofthe pedo- 
baptist would have mastered this 
field long ago. But strange to say, 
men of learning, men of judgment 
and piety will practice single im- 
mersion during a long life, but 
when attempting to trace immer- 
sion back into antiquity they al- 
ways resort to the royal high way of 
trine immersion. Why all of this? 
There is a reason somewherf^, and 
is it not high time that people be- 
gin to look into these things? Our 

learned writer affims that the 
Greeks understand their own lan- 
guage best, and as to their method 
of baptizing admits it to have been 
the primitive order, and then to 
show what that was, brings forward 
Dr. King, who says it was trine 
immersion, and to make the matter 
yet more definite further adds ; 
"undoubtedly the most primitive 
manner." Who wants a plainer 
statement than this? But our histo- 
rian still makes the matter stron- 
ger by affirming it "was first 
changed to one immersion in Spain." 
Here then, is triue immersion run- 
ning through the Greek Church, 
back to the apostles, but on the 
other hand single immersion finds 
herself emerging from Spain, the 
twin-sister, if not the mother of 
heretical baptisms. 

— From J. W. Stein, of Neosho, 
Mo., we have received, an.l exam- 
ined a copy of his " Family Rules 
and Regulations." It is a beauti- 
fully printed chart, iu three colors, 
l3 by 17 inches in size, and contains 
a compilation of about 50 well se- 
lected rules suited to family regula- 
tions and conduct. In short, it is 
good manners in print. For fur- 
ther ])articulars, address, J. W. 
Stein, Neosho, Mo. 

— G. W. H. of' Jefferson Co., 
Tenn. says, "Some time ago, I 
wrote you for two copies of the Or- 
igin of Single Immersion. They 
came to hand all right. [ think 
they will do a great deal of good 
In one hour, they convinced an 
eminent man. I think if the Breth- 
ren woidd rightly take hold of 
them, and scatter them throughout 
the world, they would do much 
good in the Master's cause. I am 
working hard for my living, but, 
am willing to give a mite for the 
cause of God, like the poor widow. 
Enclosed please find $1.00 for 
which send me 30 copies of the 
above named tract. I give them 
all away tor the cause of Christ." 
This traot, mentioned above, was 
written by Eld. James Quinter, 
and contains more information on 
the origin of single immersion, 
than any other work, for the same 
price, in our language. Our Bro. 
iu Tenn. is taking the right step 
when he purchases them just to 
give away for the cause of Christ. 

— Through the kindness of Bro, 
J. H. Baker of Broadway, Rock- 
ingham Co., A'a., wo are favored 
with a copy of a small pamphlet, 
entitled A Review of 31odern 'Ian- 
ker, by Ulrie Von Mutton. In 



short, it is simply an attempted re- 
ply to Elder Peter Nead's Theolo- 
gical ^Vork. We are glad tliat 
brother Baker sent us a copy of 
this work, as we are anxious to be 
kept somewhat posted on the gen- 
eral movements in the enemie's 
camp. And when the brethren 
run across anything of the kind, 
written against our faith and prao 
tice, they will always confer a favor 
by sendingva copy of the same to 
my aildrese. From the general 
appearance of the little 64 page 
pamphlet, it is a little difficult to 
tell which it sustains the most rela- 
tion to — the cause of religion or 
the world. Out of the 64 pages of 
the work, 19 of them are devoted 
advertisements. Hera you can 
find a notice of most anythiug,from 
a dog catching a rabbit, while 
hitched to a wagon, too at that, up 
to a machine to worship with — a 
piano. By reading the pamphlet, 
we are not able to tell what order 
the writer belongs to, however it is 
certain he is a Pedo-Baptist. 

I don't know when I ever saw a 
more abusive document than this 
is. It would be difficult to wrap 
up more slangs and misrepresenta- 
tions in the same amount of paper. 
From the free use the writer makes 
of English adjectives one would 
judge him to be some kin to Brick 
Pomroy, if not one of his pupils. 

The pamphlet was accompanied 
with a reqest for us to write and 
publish a reply to it. It, however, 
is not in our place to do so, as the 
work is a reply to brother Xead's 
and not our work. If the brethren 
think a refutation of the work is 
needed they should send a copy of 
the pamphlet to brother Nead, and 
let him put forth the required de- 
fense. If we get time, we may no- 
tice some things in the work, and 
reply to them in the Pilgrim. Of 
course, we cannot write one half the 
works we are requested to, and on- 
ly aim to publish such as seems to 
be demanded. For the time being, 
let our brother circulate the Perfect 
plan pretiy freely in the localities 
where that erroneous pamphlet has 
been read. The state and feelings 
of an author's mind can generally 
be determined by his work, and if 
I am any judge of human nature, 
Mr. Von Hutton was not only out 
of humor but pretty badly excited. 


ROYER.— HAGER— In Shady Grove, 
Dec. 24, '74, by the undersigned, Mr. 

George A. Royer to JOss Catharine 
Hager, both of Franklin Co., Pa. 

GOOD— SMALL.— Al3o by tlve same on 
the same day, Mr. /Tbnry A. Good, 
near Quincy, Pa., to Miss Susan E. 
Small, at the residence of the bride's 
parents, near Ml. Alto, Pa. 


SANDY— RHODES.— At the house of 
the bride's father, in Ray Co. Mo., on 
the 23d of Dec. '74, Samuel A. Sandy 
to Minnie Rhoades, formerly of Rock- 
ingham Co., Va. Eld. D b. Sell. 


evening of Dec. 24, 1874, at the resi- 
dence of the bride's parents, by Elder 
John Spanogle, Bro. J. B. Brumbaugh 
of the PiLGKiM, to sister Ella J". Van- 
Dyke, all of Huntingdon Co., Pa. 


SHIPLEY.-Joseph Milton, son of broth- 
er and sister E. and S. Shipley, died 
Dec. 17, 1874, aged 23 years, 1 month 
and 21 days. He leaves a father and 
mother and many friends to mourn their 
loss. Funeral Sermon by the writer 
G. W. Feslbr 

BOWMAN.— Raehael Bowman was born 
/uly 14, 1804 and died.,Dec. 18. 1874, 
ased 70 years, 5 months and 4 days. 
She was a member of the Church 51 yrs. 
Funeral discourse by brother Jesse Cal- 
vert, to a large concourse of people. 
{Companion, please copy.) 

BURGER. In the Sugar Creek Church, 
Holmes Co. Ohio, November 2oth, 18 
74, Edwin Orlandice, son of brother 
Samuel and sister Mary Burger, aged 
3 years, 3 months and 25 days. Fune- 
ral occasion improved by brethren John 
Nicholson and Michael Shutt. Disease 
Brain Fever. 


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S Heni'icks 
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S E Miller 
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John Weaton l.GO A W Zug 4.7- 

IsaiahWeaten 1.60 Bell Ripple 1.0- 
Levi Baitlett 1.60 J W Neff 1.6- 

Henry Confer l.GO Moses Kline .3- 
Barbara Stover 1.00 H TFLandis 1.6- 
Chris Stover 1.60 E Bmmbaugh 2.— ■ 
Peter Blasser 1.60 C H Allen .35 

H Nunemacher 1.60 Hiram Row 12. — 
Ralph Bozer 1.60 Eld Jacob Steel 6.85 
Mich'l Forney 10.00 J H Eshlcman 5.— 
Jacob Link 5.00 Jno Whisler 1..5- 

J S Keim 2.25 Aaron Fisher 19.8- 

Levi Ollinger 1.50 G W Fitzgerald 2.— 
J M Roose 9.50 Joseph Huft'er 1.7- 

Dr Salomen 4.25 J J iloover 13.— 
Christian Clough 50 J Armsberger 6.85 
G W Kollar 6.40 Henry Davis G.20 
H Brubaker 9.00 John Shelly 1.6- 
Jnnath Wisler 10.14 James Guthrie 1.7- 
Hen'taHildrelhS.OO J P Lerew 3.3- 

Dan'l Wampler 1.60 T Snowbcrger 1.1- 
N WIseubise .25 J Cobleutz 18.9- 
Jacob Weaver l.GO Isaac Ault 3.5- 

Sol'n Spangle 1.70 S Billhimer 6.4- 
A J Bomgardner .50 Wm Swadley 1.6- 
J L Wiueland 11.00 Henry Hertzler2.1- 
Barbara Martin 1.60 J Hoflinger 13.96 
P Pliilips 8.30 J Cling'smith 18.-5 

E Showalter 3. 20 Aaron "Ulery 1 . 6- 
Emau'l Feese 1.70 J R Miller 4.2- 

JohnForneysr 12.80 John Wertz 1.7- 
S J Garber 20. 1- Benj Pryfogle 3.3-- 
Henrv Snyder 12.7- J C McMullenl2.4- 
G M Smelker 5.1- John Bowers 1.5- 
Jno H Miller .5- J S Miller 8.75 

HeuryEbie 1.7-Sam'l J Kuns 3.2- 
JGHeastou 9.6- Geo Kinnv 3.9- 

I M Bennett 1.8- J Y Heckler 8.3- 
JosephKough 1.5- F W Kohler 5.— 
J O Cooper 1.5- E R Mahle 1.6- 
D N Wiugert 1.6- Leonard Hyre 1.6- 
E Rosenberger 3.1- Eman'l Hoover 1.6- 
S M Shuck 6.1- Lewis Ridenour 5. — 

Wm Stout 4.8- Wm B. Sell 3.2- 

J B»eghly 1.6-PeterBby 1.6- 

David Brallier 1.6- A G Robison 2.2- 
Rebecca Flock 3.2- John Wise 10.— 

Henry Haines Joseph Zahn 9. — 

A Brumbaugh 5.3- S Hildebrand 5.5- 
Josiah Beeghly 5. — M McClure 4.5- 

Aaron Baugher 3 3- A Hutchison 1.7- 
Levi Himes 3.2- M McC'.aughan 3.3- 
A W Myers 1.8- R Man gen 4.8- 

Ab' a Bowman 9.2- D M Witmer 11.00 
H Toothman 1.70 J H Garman 2. — ■ 
John W EUer in.2- J Holsinger .25 

J Ollinger 5.— C W Castle 1.7- 

G Leatherman 8. — Elias Latshaw 1.0- 
C F Wirt 2.1- N Corahoof .35 

Israel Roop 8.— Jacob P Naff 3.2- 
Daniel Pouts 1.75 Keclin Leonard 5. — 
Noah Miller 8.3- E L Prather 1.— 
J Harshman 1.6- S C IMiller 1.6- 

D B Bowman 3.5- D B Gibson .75 

John Bashor .3- J B Tanzor 9.6- 
R W Brauson 3.2- D P Miller 2.5- 

S A Overholtzer 8.5- J G Layman 3.3- 
E Ikenberg 1.5- M Faulkeuder 6.5- 

E Brumbaugh 7. — Manassah Holt 3.3- 




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Trainsfrom Hun. Trains from Mt. DaVs. 

tingdon South. moving North, 

vxih. EXPS. STATIONS, exps. mail. 

p. M. A. M. P. M. A. M' 

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6 36 9 40 (Joffee Run 6 65 7 65 

6 42 9 46 Rough &. Ready 6 48 7 60 

6 60 9 6C t!ovo 6 40 7 43 

6 63 10 00 Fisher's Summit 6 37 7 40 
ar7 05 iirlO 10 covtnn I.e5 25 Le7 30 
1,67 10 LCIO 16 •^•'^'•"" ar6 20 ar7 25 

7 25 1« 30 Riddlesliurg 6 06 7 10 
7 30 10 36 Hopewell 6 00 7 05 
7 45 10 43 Piper's Kun 4 48 55 
7 60 10 65 Urallier's Siding 4 40 6 46 

7 65 11 00 'rate:!Villo 4 16 « 38 
ft 00 11 06 B. Run Siding 4 .30 .35 

8 07 11 10 Everett 4 '23 « '28 
K 10 U 16 Mt. Dallas 4 '20 6 '26 

ars SO aril 35 Bcilford Le4 00 Lee 05 

p. M. A. M, P. M. A. v. 

7 '25 10 25 Saxton 6 10 8 60 

7 40 10 40 Coalluont 4 66 a 35 

7 45 10 45 Crawford 4 60 6 30 

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3. } HUWTIITGDOir PA., JANUAEY 19, 1875. { ?l-60 a Tear in Advance. 

The Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA, JAN. 19, 1875. 
Eemember The Poor- 

In looking over our morning papers 
our eyes fell upon the toUowing, wbicli 
stiuck us as being of interest and we 
were the more impr«ssecl with it wlien we 
remembered that without we were sur- 
rounded with an atmosphere ranging 
from 3 to 5 degrees below zero. This to 
us seemed exceedingly cold, and what 
must be the condition of those who have 
to endure an atmosphere that sinks the 
mercury down to 17, 26 and 31 degrees ? 
"We here give the item referred to. 
Sufierina; ia the Grasshopper Districts- 

Omaha, Neb., Jan. 8. — About mid- 
night last night a heavy North-west wind 
sprang up, accompanied by suow and in- 
creasing cold. At 6 a. m. the thermom- 
eter read 10 degi-ees below zero, and at 
11 a. m. 17 below. In the more elevated 
portions of the city thermometers regis- 
tered 25 degrees below. At Cheyenne 
the thermometer was 26 degrees below, 
and at Fort Laramie 31 degrees below. 

Heavy wind with light snow, has pre- 
vailed all day from Cheyenne, eastward 
as far as the Mississippi river, and it is 
to be feared there will be much suffering 
and perhaps loss of life in the grasshop per 

The thought of such weather, even in 
our present comfortable surroundings 
seems to us unendurable, but of the full- 
ness of the sufferings brought about by 
this bitter North-wester we have but a 
slight conception. "We have our substan- 
tial and warm houses supplied with the 
best of mo dern heaters, with plenty of 
coal and wood to keep them hot, our lar- 
ders are complete, our beds are supplied 
with the best of blankets, while our ward- 
robes contain all that is necessary to 
keep us warm. Our barns and store hous- 
es are also well supplied. With such 
surroundings we can well sit by our cozy 
fires and say, "let her blow, we are pre- 
pared for you." But with the sufferers 
scourged with the devastating "hoppers" 
it is not so. Those ef us who have trav- 
eled over the great plains of the west 
have quite a diflereut picture presented 
before us. A biting cold of even 25 de- 
grees below zero is sufficient to strike 
terror to the mind, but add to this the 
' onstant wind which pierces thiough ev. 

ery fiber of clothing and thus congeals 
and drives away every particle of heat 
that issues from and surrounds the body, 
leaving it to punish Tvith cold unless pro- 
vided with some other protection, and 
we can have a slight conception of the 
sufferings of those who have the misfor- 
tune to experience it. But all these 
things might be managed if other sur- 
rounding circumstances were equal with 
our own. If they had our houses, our 
barns, our storehouses and our ward- 
robes we would hear no complaints, no 
appeals for aid, but when we consider 
their frail tents, their sod houses and 
their dug outes, located in a territory 
where every green thing has been de- 
stroyed, where the hungry wolf of fam- 
ine stands at every door, where the gar- 
ments have became threadbare, the ward- 
robe empty, their money all spent and 
the children orying for bread, what else 
can we expect than to hear them appeal 
for help ? That appeal has been made 
and we pray that the Lord may add vol- 
ume and power to it until it penetrates 
the heart of every brother, sister and 
Chri stian friend throughout the length 
and breadth of cur land. Dear reader, 
we appeal to you, think of these things. 
To us the appeals are made, and we fre- 
quently think of them, we thought of 
them last night when pleasantly located 
in a good warm bed, and we try to th ink 
of them when we surround the family al- 
tar, and as the appeals are made through 
us to every friend of the poor and the dis- 
tressed, may we not hope that you too 
will think of them, and not only think of 

them, but do for them as the Lord has 
prospered you. 

While our mind was thus exercised, 

our door bell rang and in came our un- 
known yet well known brother James L. 
Switzer of Burr Oak Kansas, who has 
been appointed, by the Brethren, as so- 
liciting agent for the sufferers of the 
grasshopper territory, and who is fully 
authorized to accept and forward all do- 
nations that may be given him for this 
purpose. In addition to the recommend- 
ations given to him by the Church, he 
also carries with him, credentials from 
governors of several !?tates as well as 
from some county officials. Wo have had 
the liberty to e.xamiue his papers and also 

to form his acquaintance, feel free in rec- 
ommending him into the confidence of 
our brethren, feeling 'assured that what- 
ever is entrusted to his^care^will bo faith- 
fully appropriated to its proper use. Ho 
is now with us and handed us the follow- 
ing recommendation from the brethren 
oftheCerro Qorda, 111., district, which 
we submit to our readers accompanied 
with an item of his own. We hope the 
whole will be duly considered, and that 
our brethren "and friends everywhere will 
respond to the appeals of the needy suf- 

( Cerbo Goedo, 111. 
t Jan. 4, 157.5. 

BnETHEEN:~J. L. Switzer lias been 
among us for over a week past during the 

We are satisfied with his deportment, 
recommendations and integrity and abil- 
ity to discharge faithfully his mission of 
love and charity among the brethren. 

\V e have examined carefully his creden- 
tials and we have found them to be cor- 
rect, and we have listened with sorrow to 
his statements of suffering in the far west, 
and believe them to be true. 

Wishing therefore to lend our influence 
to the success of his mission, we hereby 
signify our approval of the same and send 
him with our pra3'ers, recommendations, 
and hearty endorsement on his way 
throughout the brotherhood. 

We recommend especially that the 
housekeepers of the several churches 
throughout the brotherhood act promptly 
in laying the matter before their members 
and leading them to action in this matter. 
John Metzgab. Joseph Hendricks. 
David Feantz. 
Pilgrim Office, Jan, 12, 1875. 

Let me ilate that it is my duty to re- 
quest of each and every church in the 
Brotherhood to appoint a Soliciting Com- 
mittee with instructions to visit personally 
the families and members of cheir respect- 
ive churches and the neighboring fami- 
lies and friends in the surrounding vicin- 
ity as far as they can conveniently extend 
their labors. Take contributions of any 
thing and everything that may be applied 
to relieve the suffering people in the west, 
and then either ship supplies or sell them 
and send the money, as in their judg- 
ment may appear best. Don't be afraid of 
overdoing the matter, brethren. 

There are 34 counties in Kansas and as 
many moro in Nebraska calling loudly for 
help. It IS a matter of life or death with 
many of them. Notice the temperature, 
Jan. 8th. : 

At Omaha 25 degrees below zero. 

At Cheyenne 26 deg. below zero. 

At Fort Laramie 31 degrees below zero 
with heavy wind and snow. 

Think brethren of women and iittle 
children shivering, crying, and perishing 
with cold. Think act, and God will 



bless you. 

Send money or supplies to brother C. 
L. Keim, Falls City, Richardson Co., 
Kebraska Bill freight as above, in care 
of E. S. Stover, President Kansas Central 
Relief Committee, and then it will go 
free. James L. Switzer. 

Brethren's Agent. 

Where to Send and Where to Apply for Aid- 

Of iato there has been a number 
of requests as to the best p'an of 
sendiug relief to the sufferers of 
Kansas and Nebraska. In answer 
to all these queries we will now say 
that, in our judgment, the very best 
plan is laid before you in this week's 
Pilgrim ti-s consumniated by the 
brethren at Falls City, Nebraska, 
and to them all appeals for aid should 
be made. Too many agents and 
places to send aid will only make 
confusion among those who wish to 
send and those who are to receive, 
and will also have a tendency of 
unequalizing the charities sent, as 
some parties will get more than their 
share and others not enough. By 
having but one agency there can be 
an equal distribution made and all 
can and will be suj.iplied. Another 
advantage of sending all contribu- 
tions to the Falls City Aid Society 
is that all goods shipped to them go 
free. We have implicit confidence 
in the brethren that have this mat- 
ter in charge at Falls City and there- 
fore advise all in want to "nake it 
known to them. Also, all sending 
contributions will direct it to Falls 
City as per instructions in this week's 

To Our Agents- 

Of late, we have heard of an un- 
usual amount of money being lost 
through the mails. It seems evident 
that there are men employed by the 
P. Office department who will steal 
when opportunities are'affonled and 
our best plan is to give them a$ few 
opportunities as possible. Postal 
orders are safe .and v/e advise all to 
get them when they can be had. 
Checks from responsible parties are 
also Fafe and will be received by us 
as cash. Where neither of these 
can be had, the next best is to have 
letters containing money, re2;i.stered. 
This can be done at all ofBces and 
makes it comparatively s:ife unless 

fires or direct steals occur, as was 
the case several weeks ago between 
this place and Altoona. 

When money is not acknowledged 
iua reasonable length of time inform 
us of it, stating the amount sent, 
how it was sent and when, also give 
the name and address of the persons 
for whom it was sent. B7 doing 
tliis you will enable us to send the 
papers right along and thus save 
considerable disappointment on the 
part of the subscribers. 

A Little f atience- 

We ask of our patrons, a little 
patience as we are kept very busy; 
and it stems almost impossible to do 
every thing at once as it should be. 
We are doing the very best we can 
and frequently the mistakes and de- 
lays are not chargeable to us but 
occur through the carelessness of 
those who write us. Some forget 
to give their name, others, their ad- 
dress, and still others send us mon- 
ey saying, credit to our list, without 
tellins; who were on the list. All 
these things give us extra labor and 
consume time. Therefore we ask 
an exercising of patience towards 
us. If the papers do not come, 
kindly inform us of it, sending again 
the list you had sent, and we give 
you our vi'ord for it, all will be made 
right if it is in our power to do so. 


— We received a postal order from 
Lanark III. wiihout name or direction 
accompanying it, who sent it and 
what for? * 

— Sample copies of the Pilgrim 
sent free to those who wish them to 
introduce it. 

— Some one sent to us for 5 Al- 
manacs and a few copies of No. 46 
ofPiLGKi.M 74. By some means 
the name and address got lost and 
we do rot know where to send them. 
Please send your name and address 
again and we will send them. 

— We still have on hands a good 
assortment of Almanacs. Please 
send along your orders and help us 
dispose of tlum. To any who will 
sell them for us, we will send them 

and they can be paid for when sold. 
Every family in the brotherhood 
should hare an Almanac. 

— Sister Kate Gambel of Cordelia 
Col., says: "Our weather is beau- 
tiful. We have Had a few frosts with 
ice about as thick as a window glass. 
We had early rains which started 
grass and vegetation. Everything 
is very forward. Farmers are get- 
ting along finely, putting in their 
grain. Roads are excellent, never 
saw them better this season of the 

— From Eld. John Nicholson we 
have the following : Waterloo, Iowa, 
Jan. 9, 1875. Dear brother in Christ: 
I came to this State on the morning 
of the 23d of last month, commenced 
preaching or holding a series of meet- 
ings with the brethren in the South 
Waterloo arm of the church, contin- 
ued our meetings until night before 
last, when the weather became so dis- 
agreeable that we could not go to 
meeting. Our meetings were well 
attended and good order. At some 
of the meetings there were about sev- 
en to eight hundred persons. I expeet 
to remain here several days yet. On 
the 29th of last month the mercury 
was down as low as 22 degrees be- 
low zero. On the 7th inst. the mer- 
cury was 19° above zero, and this 
morning it is 22° below again. 

Bro. Newton D. Hadsell, of Un- 
ion Center Kansas, says, " We had 
our Lovefeast on the 24th and 25th 
of October. Good order and at- 
tention. On the 25th there was six 
baptized, and one since that time. 

The speakers present were 

Barnhartfrom Franklin Co., -Jesse 
Studabaker, and Peter Struble from 
Anderson Co., and brother Buck 
from Lyons Co., all of this State, 
and four other speaker.?. Brother 
Michael was forwarded to the Elder- 
ship. Theie are calls to preach and 
know our belief where other de- 
nominations have been preaching. 
They seem desirous to know of the 

— Bro. Josept H. Sowder ot Al- 
leghany Springs Va., says : "As 
you solicit news items, and as I have 
not seen anything from our congre- 
gation, I will let you hear froiu it. 
I live 16 miles from the church and 
to get there, I have a mountain to cross 
which makes it very difficult to get 
to churcii during the winter season. 
We are movingalong slowly. Dur- 
ing 1874 we had 15 accessions to 
the church by baptism. Our laborers 



are not sufficient for our territory. 
We have uo elder but brother II. 
P. Miller has charge of the church. 
We have!three iu the second degree 
of the miuislry and your bumble 
servant in the firal. We hold four 
meetings in the district each 

Bro. D. Miller, of West Cairo 
Mills, Ohio under date of Jan. 6tb, 
says, "It has been extremely cold 
here for several days. Yesterday 
morning (5th), the mercury stood 
at 10 degrees below zero. There 
are some four or five inches of 
snow on the grouud." 

Bro. John Zuck, of Shady Grove 
Pa., under date of January 13th, 

"Treare having extremely cold 
weather here at present. The win- 
ter so far has been regularly cold 
auddry. general health of the 
communitv is good. Brother Jacob 
Oiler of Waynesboro, Pa., and Bro, 
P. Grove of this place, with myself 
paid the brethren at Boiling Springs, 
Cumberland Co., Pa., a visit on 
New Years day. We found them 
ready according to appointment, 
Bro. George Brindle met us in Car- 
lisle, whose courteous hospitality 
we shared with pleasure. We were 
greeted by the brethren of < hat lo- 
cality with warm receptions, whose 
kindnes? will not soon be fjrgotten. 
Bro. Oiler and myself were con- 
veyed by the brethren to sonie of 
the old and infirm members of their 
church and held devotional services, 
which seemed to be enjoyed. The 
meetings, while we were with then:, 
were well attended, and gave ex- 
cellent attention to what ive had to 
say tc them, and our hope is that 
good will result from our labors. 
I left brother Oiler wi.h brother 
Daniel Hollinger who were going 
to continue the good work of preach- 
ing the word. The brethren and 
sisters, and all God fearing persons 
of Boiling Springs, have our best 
wishes in the life that now is, and 
for the life which is to come." 

Sister Mattie A. Lear, of Urbaua 
III, says: 

My dear brother, "The Pilgrim 
brings much comfort and instruc- 
tion, which I would not do without 
for many times the price of it. I 
feel a deep interest in its prosper- 
ity. I believe it is the means of 
advancing the cause of our dear 
Master. Through it many can 
work that otherwise could not 
work, and if we would all be co- 
workers together, each one do what 

they can, let that be little or much, 
the blessed causa would advance 
more rapidly. 

Although I have not written 
much lately, yet I have not been 
idle, but have devoted my time to 
study and reading history. I felt 
that I did no* possess as much in- 
formation as I ought to make my 
essays profitable. I verily believe 
that if some of our writers would 
read more, and more thoroughly 
investigate their subjects there 
would be less controversy, at least 
less bitterness. A limited knowl- 
edge of any subject will give us but 
an obscure and mystical vie.v of 
that subject, and to our confused 
vision it will take many a spectral 
shape. But let the full knowledge 
burst upon our view, let us behold 
the subject in its true light, then 
all those fantastic forms will van- 
ish, and we only see goodness and 
beauty where we imagined we saw 
60 much hideousness. 

I believe that a more thorough 
knowledge is the only thing that 
will bring our Brotherhood togeth- 
er. If all could be more perfect- 
ly instructed in the great truths per- 
taining to our salvation, then I be- 
lieve we could all see eye to eye, 
and all believe the same thing. Un- 
til prejudices and tradition ceases 
to take the place of the inspired 
word there will be more or less bit- 

Oh that ail, would humbly de- 
sire to be fed with nothing but the 
sincere milk of the word, then we 
would all grow alike, all being fed 
with the same nutriment, and we 
would all assume the likeness of 
Christ. I will now close by wishing 
you and yours a happy New Year, 
and success in your business the ap- 
proaching year.'' 

Bro. David Miller of Lima, Ohio, 
under date of January 13, says: 
"We had very cold weather the past 
week. Last Saiui-day mercury was 
18 degrees beluw zero. I think the 
Pilgrim has improved very much 
the last year and will no doubt have 
a large circulation. 



— Wir waren in dei 
dass wir die deutsche Abtheilung 
diese Wochemit deutschen Buchstaben 
drucken koennten, aber wir konnten 
das nicht thuen, da die deutschen 
Buchstaben noch nicht angekommen 

sind, was die Ursache isfc, wissen wir 
nicht. Wir eiwarten siejedeu Tao- 
uud sobald wir sic erhalten, wollcn 
wir der deutsclien Abtheilung nichr 
Aufmerksamkeit und Fieiss zu- 
wendcn. ■* 

Wir hoffen ferner, dass unsere 
deutschen Brueder. welcheschreiben 
koenneu, uns bis zu jener Zeitsolcho 
Beitraege schicken wuerden welche 
zum allgemeinenNutzendienen koen' 

— A lie unsre deutschen Brueder 
von welchen wir gehoert haben, sind 
sehr zufrieden mit dem Plane, aber 
haetten es lieloer in deutschen Buch- 
staben gedruckt. Das wird naca 
kurzer Zeit geschen wenn nichts da- 
zwisclien iritt. 

£^°' Alle Briefs und sonstig 
Gegenstaende addressire : 

H. B. Brumbaugh. 
P. O. Box 50. Himtingdon, Pa 

— Difse Woche batten wir einen 
Btsuch von Bruder P. S. Meyers 
von McVerytoA'n. Er war in die- 
sem Couuty urn einige Anfealle des 
Aussehlages (Cancer),zu untersuchen. 
Er hat soweit mit gutem Eafolg ver- 
scbiedene Anfaelle behandelt, und 
manchmal sogar solche fuer welche 
man keine IlofF;,ung und, als huelf- 
Jo3 gebalten hatte. 

— Am Montag Abend, Jan. 12 
lia'.ten wir das Vergnuegen eines 
Besuches von Bruder J. L. Switzer 
vo') White Rock, Republic Co. Kan. 
Er ist ein Agent der Huelfsgesell- ^ 
schaft in Fails Cicy welche im Sinn 
hat den Leidenden in Kansas und 
Neb. in aller moeglichen Weise bei- 

Jedc Gemeinde sollte dran geheu 
und einen guten Vorrath Kleider 
einsammlen. Alles was man Kleider 
nennen kann, wird dankbar empfan- 
gen werden, selbst wenn sie ein we- 
nig alt sind. 

Viele Familiftu sind beinahe na- 
ckend und wuerden gerne irgend et- 
was empfangen, um sie vor der Kael- 
te zu beschuetzen. 

Alle Beitraege sollten zu der 
Huelfsgeselhchaft iu Falls City ge- 
schickt werden. 



Writing for Press- 
No. 29, 1874, under the caption 
of "One More," 1 read some things 
which aroused ray deep sympatliies 
for the daily life and responsibility 
of a christian editor. It is true 
that there are ''many men of many 
minds" in temporal affairs. Spirit- 
ual affairs read thus : "Be of the 
same mind one toward another. Be 
not wise in your own conceit." To 
do this thing in an pcceptable man- 
ner to the Searcher of hearts, one 
must be crucified to the lust of the 
flesh — emptied of self. To be more 
pointed as to the subject of my re- 
marks, aud that I may be uinler- 
stood by the contributors to the 
colunsus of the PiLGRrir, it is that I 
rfad with sorrow that the editor had 
been receiving 'reprimands,' 'scolds,' 
'threats,' &c., that if such and such 
pieces were rot published their sub- 
scription to the paper would be dis- 
continued. Does this sound like the 
fruit of the spirit, which is love, joy, 
peace, longsuffering, goodness, faith, 
meekness, temperance: against such 
there is no law? I think not; for 
"ye shall know them by their fruit." 
Holy writings are of this tone: "If 
there be therefore any consolation in 
Chnsf , if any com fort of love, if any 
fellowship of the spirit, if any bow- 
els aud mercies, fulfil ye my joy 
that ye be likcrainded, having the 
same love, being of one accord, of 
oue mind. Let nothing be done 
through strife or vain glory ; but in 
lowliness of mind let each esteem 
others better than themselves. Look 
not every man on his own things, 
but every man on the things of 
others. Let this mind be in you, 
which was also in Christ Jesus: who 
b«ing in the form of God, thought 
it not robbery to i)e equal with God : 
but made himself of no reputation, 
and took upon bun the form of a 
servant, and wis made in the like- 
ness of men: and being found in 
fashion as a man, he humbled him- 
self, and became obedient untodeath, 
even the death of the cross. TVbere- 
f)re God also hath highly exalted 
him, and given him a name which 
is above every nam-". If our King 
CDiidesceuded to humble himself aud 
be made of no rejJiUatidQ, should 
his servants and sul.jects be snti- 
ciently wise and willinji to do like- 
wise when sacred duty demands it? 
Yes, brother or sister, wherever you 
are you must remember that "he 
that t'xalteth himself shall be hum- 
bled ; and he that'tii himself 
shall be exalted." " A n(i we bcpeech 

you, brethren, to know them which 
labor among you and are over you 
in the Lord, and admonish you; 
and to esteem them very highly 
for their work's sake. And be at 
peace among yourselves. Abstain 
from all appearance of evil." "Be 
careful for nothing; but in every 
thing by prayer and supplication 
with thanksgiving let your requests 
be made known unto God. And 
the peace of God, which passeth all 
understanding, shall keep your 
hearts and minds through Christ 
Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoev- 
er things are true, whatsoever things 
are honest, whatsoever things are 
just, whatsoever things are pure, 
whatsoever things are lovely, what- 
soever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be 
any praise, think on these thing?." 
When preparing anything for pub- 
lication, our whole aim should be 
with an "eye single to the glory of 
God and not of man, i. e. self. It 
not unfrequently happens that some 
persons are deceived into the belief 
that their eye is single, while at the 
same time the darling self is hug- 
ging a sin so closely that they can 
not Bee its face. In this case the 
poet Burns has some appropriate 

"0 wad some power the giftie gio us, 
To see oursels as others sec us." 

As we do not always know our- 
selves, or "see ourselves as others 
see us," to be wise and teachable 
we should strive to posses and cher- 
ish this spirit. "Let the righteous 
smile me; it shall be a kindness: 
and let him reprove me ; it shall be 
an excellent oil." "Without coun- 
sel purposes are disappointed: I'ut 
in tne multitude of counsellors they 
are established. He that refusetli 
instruction despiseth his own soul: 
but he that heareth reproof get teth 
understanding. The f ar of the 
Lord is the instruction of wisdom, 
and before honor is humility." "Do 
all things without murmuring and 
disputing: that ye may be blame- 
less and harmless, the sons of God, 
without rebuke, in the nidst of a 
crooked and perverse nation, among 
whom je shine as lights in the 
world." "Let your light so shine 
before men, that they may see your 
godd works and glorify your Father 
which is in heaven." "See then 
that ye walk circumspectly, not as 
f<X)ls, but as wise, redeeming the 
time, because the days are evil." 
The subject under consideration wat 
brought into exercise aud observed 
from an impartial (scripture view ; 

and I hope all whom it may con- 
cern will understand it and hoed it 
as such. When we have th» love of 
Jesus Christ in our hearts, it is a 
duty incumbent npon us to speak 
or write what we feel for the glorj 
and honor of His name. But never 
should it be done in a vain-glorious 
and selfish spirit. And whatsoever 
ye do in word or deed, do all in the 
name of the Lord Jesus, giving 
thanks to God and the Father by 

As it is a christian editor's duty 
to acfiept or reject contributions to 
the columns of his paper according 
to their spiritual merit, so should all 
who are desinjus of general good re- 
sults to the readers, be entirely wil- 
ling to receive the editor's decision 
upon thera. This is precisely what 
I understand to be just and right. 
Ponder well upon my meaning, 
words, and bible quotations, and 
may the Lord help you to exercise 
patience, forbearance and charity in 
this and all things. All of us who 
can do anything to support our good 
pa{)«r must "try, try again," not 
forgetting to exercise a large share 
of forbearance ; for woe unto the 
oppressors, and we must be merciful ; 
patient in tribulation. "Be kindly 
affectionate one to another with 
brotherly love ; in honor preferring 
one another; be fcnder-hsarted and 
forgiving." If you feel the necessity 
and truth of these things, you must 
prove it in deed by again suhscrib- 
ing for the well-meaning Pilgrim, 
and not only try to profit by it, but 
make other efforts to edify its read- 
ers. I dearly love to read it and hope 
some good words may be had from 
your pen. 

A new year is here and now let 
each of us solemnly agree to do our 
best to "walk worthy of the Lord 
unto all pleasing, being f^-uitful in 
every good work ;" "let us search 
and try our ways, and turn unto 
the Lord. Let us lift up our hearts 
with our hands unto God in the 
heaven*; finally "if it be possible, 
as much as lieth in you, live peace- 
ably with til men." With good 
wishes for those I have been ad- 
dressing, I again direct my words 
to the editor — our worthy brother. 
I may 1)6 but a poor judge, but my 
satisfnction with your pajwr since I 
became a subscriber, the I6th of 
last June, has been considerable. I 
always hail its arrival with joy. I 
hope it may long continue so inter- 
«stiug and full of spiritual food, aud 
that all of us will deport ourselves 
an true children of light. Since 



writing upon th« foregoing subject 
I was leminded to recommend the 
reading of an excellent and useful 
book, "Mason on Self-Knowledge," 
to any of the readers of the Pil- 
grim. Its author is John Mason, 
A. M. It was published by the 
American Tract Society, 150 Nas- 
sau St., N. Y. I do not suppose 
it to be a costly book — perhaps not 
amounting to one dollar. To one 
who desires to "know thyself" I 
can highly recommend it as cou- 
taing a graphic description of our 
manifold and hidden sins. It is in- 
deed worth reading — a help to young 
christians, as well as to the older. 

With many good wishes for the 
new year, I shall conclude and am 
as ever, your sister in Christ. 

Julia A. Wood. 

Ecmember Lot's Wife. 
No. S. 

The pbesent spiritual, appli- 
cation. In this article we propose 
to treat our subject with a direct 
reference to the intent and purpose 
for which it stands upon record. 
Christ no doubt intended that we 
should make a present spiritual ap- 
plication of this subject to our 
souls, that we might see clearly, 
and understand truly, the great 
wisdom of God's present, perfect 
plan of salvation- 

1. God warns before he executes 
judgment. This he did unto Sodom. 
He revealed his will to his servant 
Lot whose office it was to declare 
his counsels unto the people. Lot 
proclaimed it abroad, giving the 
people warning of the approaching 
danger, and thereby affording them 
an opportunity to reform and live. 
In the case of Ninevah, God sent 
his servant to cry against her wick- 
edness, and to declare God's inten- 
tions to destroy her in forty day?. 
The Ninevites believed the report ; 
repented and lived, Korah, Dothan 
and Abiram were warned of the 
danger, of resisting God's com- 
mands and in their persistency 
were swallowed up by the earth. 
Many other like circumstances 
might be given as testimony to our 
heading of this subject. 

Now, what we mean by what we 
have just said is, that God always 
warns us before he cuts ns down as 
cumberers of the ground. The 
grace of God hath appeared unto 
all men, teaching them the neces- 
sity of repentance towards God,and 
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Dear reader, whoever you are, if 
you are out of Christ, it is because 

you have not heeded the warnings 
of God. You have stifled convic- 
tion, rejected the counsels of God, 
doue despite to the spirit of divine 
grace, and disregarded the draw- 
ings of the Father. All this you 
have received through a proper ad- 
miuistration of the word of God. 
And as the Ninevites received the 
warning through God's servant Jo- 
nah, the Sodomites through Lot, so 
we now also receive warning ; — a 
thorough convicliou of our sins, by 
a well directed, and effectual vindi- 
cation of God's word through his 
ministry which he has established 
for that purpose. 

2. Some believed, others mocked. 
So it is in the nineteenth century, 
Jesus Christ is preached to the peo- 
ple a crucified, and risen Savior. 
Some believe, repent, and make an 
application of the blood of Jesua 
Christ to their souls in an iiumble 
obedience to his gospel which is the 
power of God unto salvation to all 
them that believe, while others re- 
fuse to hear him who spoaketh fiom 
Heaven, — Jesus Christ the right- 
eous judge of all the earth. Many 
deny the existence of a God, others 
deny the divinity of Christ, and 
the inspiration of his apostles, and 
their holy revelations, while a great 
number, mook by saying, "Lord, 
Lord," and do not the things which 
the Lord teaches. These last we 
think are the most efficient in ma- 
king the Christian religion a mock- 
ery. Many reproaches are brought 
against the true Christian preaclier, 
because many professors of religion 
are no better than nonprofes^sors. 

3. "Lot'sivife," one who started 
for safety — Heaven. This woman, 
though favored by heaven's assist- 
ance, and stimulated by angelic 
hand", fell a victim to disobedience. 
She started for the Zoar of rest, be- 
lieved the angel's report, was wil- 
ling to forsake her home in Sodom, 
at the Lord's command, and enter 
upon the way to safety and rest. 
But she disobeyed while on the 
way, in consequence, became a pil- 
lar of salt — a living monument, 
though dead yet speaketh f.)rth the 
disapprobation of God. Are there 
any now like Lot's wife? Many of 
us have heard the message of heav- 
en, have believed the report, turned 
in upon the narrow way that lead- 
eth to glory, and are now in cove- 
nant to keep the commandmeuts of 
God, and be faithful servants until 

Lot's lotfe got some distance on 
the way. So it is possible for us to 

believe, repent, be baptized and be 
received into the church, and thio' 
disobedience in the church, meet 
the disapprobation of God, and be 
destroyed. Tbe race is not to the 
swift, nor the buttle to the strong, 
but he that endnrcth unto the end 
shall be saved. Lot's wife was 
somewhat like the seed that Christ 
spake of as failing upon the rocks, 
which received a little earth and 
no moisture, sprang up rejoicingly, 
but on account of not having dre})- 
ncss of earth, soon withered away. 
Friendly readers there are a good 
many Lot's wives in this our nine- 
teenth century, — many whose reli- 
gion lasts but a few days longer 
than the revival. Seed on rocks, 
not able to bear the sun's scorching 
rays — the frowns of an angry 
world, the temptations of the evil 
one. Heuce like the dog, that re- 
turns to his vomit, and the sow to 
her wallowing in the mire; so ma- 
ny, who embrace the offers of sal- 
vation for a season, return to the 
beggarly elements of this world 
again, and forget that they were 
purged from their former sins. 
The more we think about this sub- 
ject, the more we see the great im- 
portance of remembering Lot's 

Lot's wife yielded to temptation, 
but we also should remember that 
Jesus our Savior yielded not, in his 
tern ptaf ions, and he has promised 
to lie with us always, even unto 
tiie end of the world ; and not suf- 
fer us to be tempted above that 
which we are able t.) bear and in 
every temptation make a way for 
us to efcape. 

The command a little matter — 
"look not behind thee." Lot's wife 
had just as good reasons for diso- 
beying that little command, as ma- 
ny have now for t/eir indulgences 
that they practice contrary to the 
divine command of the Savior. 
Modern Christian say, this is non- 
essential, it is not necessary for me 
to be so particular about going into 
the water and be ba|)tized as Jesus 
was in Jordan, to wash the saints 
feet, to salute my brethren with an 
holy kiss of charilv, to keep the 
feast of love — the Lord's Supper, 
to do good for evil, to anoint the 
sick with oil in the name of the 
Lord, &c., &C: There are many 
professors of religion that just re- 
mark as we have stated, and by 
their looks and manner of transact- 
ing business in the world, you 
would never know that tliey bad 
ever heard of Jesus, if you did not 



see them go to church when Sunday 
(if it is iair weather) comes, and 
hear their loud prayers. I do not 
mean to ridicule, these facts are only 
too true, — and painful to chronicle. 
"Look not behind thee." Satan is 
always behind tLe true follower of 
God, and when wo are tempted, we 
should be ready like Jesus to say, 
"Satan get thee behind me, for thou 
savorest not of the things that be of 
God, but of men." Jesus gives us a 
similar warning of the danger of 
looking back upon Sodom — the sin- 
ful lusts of the world. "Whosoever 
putteth his hand to the plow and 
looketh back is not fit for the King- 
dom of God."' Hence we see my 
Christian friends, the command is 
similar. Hence "remember Lot's 
wife," and " look not behind thee," 
but. press forward to the mark of the 
prize of our high calling, as it is in 
Christ Jesus. 

4. The righteous like those loho 
u'ere saved. Whilst oat of that 
little company t^at left Sodom for 
safety, three made their end secure 
in obedience, one fell by disobedience. 
So it will ever be in God's present 
plan of salvation. The wicked and 
disobedient will be banished from the 
presence of the Lord aiid the glory 
of his power, while the righteous and 
obedient unto God in "all things 
whatsoever" he has said unio them, 
shall enter into the joys of their 
Ljrd, where the wicked cease from 
troubling, and the weary are ever at 

5. Becapitulation — lesson taught 
God notes sin. He takes cognizance 
of all our short comings, so minute 
is he of us that tiie very hairs of our 
head are all numbered. Our sins 
are all noted even to the inmost thot's 
and intents of the heart, and unless 
cancelled by an application of the 
blood of Christ, we shall all likewise 
— like the Sodomites perish in our 
sins. 'Ihe righteous are the salt of 
(he earth. Tiie earth will stand jus't 
as long asj there is salt — genuine 
Christians in the world. "Ye are 
the salt of the earth, but if the salt 
has lost its saltness, wherewith shall 
it be salted. It is good for nothing 
but to be cast out and trodden under 

Obedience is necessary to secure 
God's care and protection in this hfe, 
and his saving grace in (he world to 
come God is no respecter of persons. 
Ttiefhigli and low, rich aud poor, 
bond and free, wise and unlearned, 
have all the same Ssvior to follow 
and obey, tiie same gospel of truili 
to cleanse and to purify their souls, 

the same straight gate to enter, the | 
same narrow way to pur.->ue, the same 
life to live, the same hell to shun, 
and heaven to gain. Lot's wito was 
smitten by the hand of God, and 
why? she disobeyed. Tru'y obedi- 
ence is better than sacrifice, and a 
broken heart and contrite sj)irit, the 
Lord delighteth to bind up and heal. 

'^-Remember Lot's wife," said tiie 
blessed Jesus, and "If any man will 
do his will, he shall know of the 
doctrine, whether it be of God, or 
whether it be of myself." — John 7 : 
17. "If ye continue in My word, 
THEN are ye my disciples iudeed,and 
ye shall know the truth, and the 
truth shall make you free." — John 
8 : 31-32. JoHx Zuck. 

Shady Grove., Pa. 

The Righteotis the Preservative of the 

Ye aro tlie saltof tlie eartli: but if the 
salt have lost its savour where with shall 
it be salted ? It is thence forth good for 
nothing but to be cast out and to be trod- 
den under foot of men. Mathew 5: 13. 

Salt is a preserving element and 
the Savour referred to it to teach 
the multitude that had followed 
him up into the moimtain, tliat 
without the righteous the earth 
could not exist. They were all 
• very familiar with this article, and 
knesv its power as a preservative 
quality in things of a wasting na- 
ture. Now as salt is to articles 
Oi a wasting nature, so are the 
righteous to the earth, or in other 
words the people of the world. 
This is made apparent in the case 
of Sodoui and Gomorrah. God 
for some wise purpose saw proper 
to reveal his design to his faithful 
servant, Abraham, who upon hear- 
ing the proposed destruction of the 
cities of the plain commenced to 
plead with God not to destroy the 
righteous with the wicked. He 
then asked ihe Lord whether he 
would spare the city for the sake 
of fifty righteous, or whether he 
wi)iild spare it if it would lack five 
of that number, and so ou down to 
the small number often, and the 
Lord promised each time to spare 
the city. If ten rigiiteous souls 
would have been found in those 
cities God would Liave spareil them. 
But alas! tiie small number ot'ten 
could not be found. Not enough 
salt to be found to preserve them. 
Their salt had lost it.s savor qual- 
ity, hence it wa.s good for notiiing, 
and tiiere was not enough good 
sali in tiie fitie.-^ to .save or preserve 
them from destruction. None bi\t 

righteous I^ot and his fanily could 
be found that worshiped God just- 
l}--, aud even liis own wife proved 
false. God was merciful to Lot 
and gave him warning of the de- 
struction of his city that he might 
ei=cape and not perish with the 
wicked, and the command was 
"Escape for thy life : look not be- 
hind thee, nor stay, thou in all the 
plain." But Lots wife, fi.lled no 
doubt with unbelief, disobeyed the 
command of God and looked back, 
and fot the punishment of the vio- 
lation of this command she became 
a pillar of salt. 

Let us follow Lot. He was told 
to escape to the mountain but for 
fear of some evil befalling him, he 
made a request to the angels of God 
to let him escape to the small city 
called Zoar, which request was 
granted, and that city was preserv- 
ed for the sake of one righteous 

Again let us go to the antedilu- 
vian world. It is filled with wick- 
edness and not enough righteous to 
preserve it from destruction. Here 
we see long suffering, God repent- 
ing tor having made the rebellious 
creature, man. We bear him say, 
"My spirit shall utt always strive 
with man for that he also is flesh." 
But as God is very merciful he al- 
ways gives warning and time for 
repentance. He says, "Yet his 
days jshall be an hundred and twen- 
ty years." During all this time 
Noah no doubt was faithfully warn- 
ing the people of the comiug judg- 
ment of the world, for we learn in 
the Scripture that he was a preach 
er of righteousness, but in all his 
labors he did not win one soul out- 
side his own fiimily. for the World 
had become so desperately wicked 
and the earth was so filled with vi- 
olence that there could not enough 
salt (Righteous people) be found to 
save tiie world from destruction. 
But as God always remembers his 
people and will not suffer them to 
perish with tlie wicked, he com- 
mand'Kl No;ih to build an ark by 
which he might l>e saved and pre- 
serve seed of all living creatures on 
the earth. Noah did all that God 
Commanded, and God fulfilled his 
promise and finaly destroyeJ all 
wickedness from the earth. We 
al^o learn in Scripture that as it was 
in the days of Noah, so siiall it be 
at the time of the c«ming of the 
Son of man. Tiie world will again 
become so vile chat ther^ -.vill not 
be enoiigli righteous left to pre.serve 
it, and that time dear reader, I 



fear, is not very far distaut for the 
present generation of the worlH is 
becoming exceedingly wicked. Men 
are building a great bable of con- 
fusion and the Mystic Babylon is 
becoming very great. What one 
builds up another pulls down, and 
it seems the time of the Gentiles 
will ere long be fulfilled. Men are 
becoming no less superstitious than 
the Jews of old, — the "salt" is fast 
losing "its savour." The flood of 
water could not cover the world 
until the earth was filled with vio- 
lence. The Canaanites could not 
be driven out until their wickedness 
was full ; they were then dfistroyed. 
The Jews were led into captivity 
when they had become exceedingly 
wicked ; Jerusalem was destroyed 
and its inhabitants carried captive 
among all nations, when their wick- 
edness was full, and so will it be 
with the Gentiles when their wick- 
edness shall be fulfilled. 

Then my dear brethren let us 
be on our guard lest we lose our 
saltness and perish with the wick- 
ed. Let us gird on the whole ar- 
mor of God so beautifully describ- 
ed by the apostle Paul and go forth 
fighting the battle of the Lurd. If 
we do this, we shall become more 
than conquerors tiirough him that 
loved us, and enter through the 
gates into the holy ciiy, the New 
Jerusalem. We will then be safe 
from all harm and can enjoy the so- 
ciety of those who to are striving for a 
crown of righteousness in heaven. 
But the wicked ! O, where shall 
they appear, when the righteous are 
taken from the earth and the heav- 
en shall depart as a scroll when it 
is rolled together ? 

Dear readers if you have never 
been trying to glorify your Maker 
commence now, for you may never 
see the light of another day. To- 
day is the day of salvation and if 
you wait till to-morrow and lose 
your soul it is your own fault. 
Remember the pale horse is carry- 
ing his rider abroad through the 
land, and the messenger, death is 
visiting his thousands daily, and 
his next call may be to you. O, 
what folly it would be for you to 
wait like one of old for a more con- 
venient season and lose the reward 
of eternal life and he hurled dowu 
to perdition, to sufier the reward 
of disobedience ! 

S. C. MlLI.ER. 

Series of Meetings- 
The brethren in the 
hood of Green Spring Church, Up 

neigh bor- 

per Cumberland, Pa., held a series 
of meetings, oorameucing on Satur- 
day evening, Dec. 18Ui, and closiug 
Thursday evening following. 

Considering the deep snow that 
fell on Saturday evening aud Sun- 
day themeetings were wellattended. 

Brethren Daniel Lougeneckerand 
Geo. Winand of York Co., Pa., did 
the public spgaking. 

On Saturday evening Bro. Wi- 
nand preached, taking for his text 
the words, "Asvake to righteous- 
ness." On Sunday the meeting was 
small, but it was large enough to 
secure the presence of Jesus. Bro. 
Longnecker spoke many good things 
of the boundless love of Christ, lu 
the evening the congregation was 
large. Bro. Longeneeker again la- 
bored earnestly and zealously in his 
calling. The fact is that the breth- 
ren and sisters were all engaged iu 
prayer to God for help. On Tues- 
day evening the meeting was good. 
On Wednesday your unworthy re- 
porter was called away to fill other 
engagements and has not heard the 
particulars of the meetings on TFed- 
nesday and Thursday evenings. 

The brethren in this little corner 
of God's moral vineyard are dis- 
charging their duty faithfully and 
He will faithfully reward them. 

Another series of meetings was in 
progress at the same time in the 
same congregation in the Dickenson 
meeting-house with good results. 
There was a goodly number of effi- 
cient ministers in attendance. 

At this time, Jan. I3th, a series 
of meetings is continued at Boiling 
Springs, Lower Cumberland, which 
commenced Jan. 2d. On Sunday, 
Jan. 10th, there was one soul. ad- 
ded by baptism. Brethren Jaco!) 
Oiler and Jacob Snyder of Frank- 
lin Co., also Bro. Bucher of York 
and Bro. Jacob Hollinger of Upper 
Cumberland, have been in attend- 
ance. The meetings have been very 
interesting. Bro. Daniel Longeneek- 
er is expected to come to-day. The 
meeting is to continue at least, if 
God will, until on Thursday On 
Friday evening Bro. Shambarger of 
Baltimore Co., Md., and Bro. Gra.y 
of Adams Co., are coming to hold a 
series of meetings in our congrega- 
tion near my home Churchtown, al 
ias Allen, at the "Baker" meeting- 


You say in thi; Pilgrim that the 
best way to do in regard to rel lev- 
in the sufferers at the west is for 
each church (o raise all the money 
they can and send it to the brethren 

at; Falls Ciiy. Nebraska. Now I 
will propose to you what I believe 
to be a better plan. It is this: Let 
the overseer or overseers in each 
church in which there is really suf- 
fering for want of food and r.'iiment, 
which want cannot be supplied by 
the church in which it exist.s, be- 
ciuse the means are not iu it, report 
through the Pilgrui and Compan- 
ion, until they are relieved. Every 
worthy overseer will at once give 
notice through the same' medium 
where such a want ceases to exist, 
as well as giv» uotice of surplus 
funds if he seceiyes any. An ex- 
cellent use could thus just now be 
made of our church papers. The 
agitation and adoption of such a 
plan would give more publicity to 
more of the truth than simply and 
blindly send all the money to a few 
brethren and trust them with a ju- 
dicious distribution of it. In such 
a plan there would be much less 
reliability required of, and much less 
responsibility resting upon one indi- 
vidual than in the one proposed. A 
great responsibility rests upon the 
overseer of a church when he asks 
for pecuniary or temporal aid for 
his flock. He should remember that 
it is his duty to see that no member 
of his flock is allowed to beg for 
temporal aid be3'0nd a temperate use 
of food and raiment, and not for 
that when he has the ability to pro- 
cure it; honestly himself This is 
the first duty of a bishop respecting 
the temporal comfort of his flock. 
His next duty is to see that he does 
not ask temporal aid for his flock 
until their possessions and goods 
"are sold and parted to all men," 
"as every man had need." Having 
seen this done and still seeing a 
v/aut of that with which Christians 
should be content, be may humbly 
stand forth and cry aloud for help. 
If the matter in question were ev- 
erywhere brought to such a test 
there wonld be less murmuring. 
This agrees with the action of the 
primative apostolic church. Every 
deviation of an individual church 
from the principles underlying the 
record of that primitive church 
breeds debauchery, poverty, and 
every evil work. May the good 
Lord help the overseers of churches 
to "be watchful, and strengthen the 
things which remain that are ready 
tudiP." J. P. Gakvee. 

— He wlio occupies his leisur 
hours with only one pursuit, is i 
d mger of becoming a nuisance to hi 




What we Should Hear- 

"He that has ears to bear let him 
hear." IFiiat is it, he is to hear? 
Surely not the idle gossip and e(er- 
nal chit-chat of the day, that takes 
the place, to a great extent, of solid 
thougiit, earnestwork, and instructive 
conversaiiou. Let me entreat jou 
to close your ears to scandal, to evil 
spealdng and everytliing that does 
your neighbor an injury, but open 
them to every word of good report. 
One word spoken, one word heard, 
may make or mar a life. May be 
the turning point for weal or woe. 
If a word fitly spoken is like apples 
of gold in ])ictures of silver, how 
much more that fitly heard. Estab- 
lish the habit of hearing the good, 
and turning a deaf ear to the evil, 
and in time, thought or feeling will 
become purified, and the heart a 
dwelling plac3 for the Spirit of 

Itisthe glorious message of Christ's 
mission on earth that we are to hear 
and hearing understand. Catch the 
words of the gospel as you would 
good news from a far distant country 
for they are spirit and tliey are life. 
More to be desired than gold and 
precious stones. Be more ready to 
hear the glad (idiugs of good news 
than to seek after the vain and pro- 
fitable things of life, for upon each 
and every one is written "of the earth 
earthy." How often is the ear so 
filled with hearing that which pro- 
fiteth nothing, that the gracious words 
are as an idle tale that is told. If 
we must give an account in the great 
day (if every idle word we speak, 
how much more of every idle word 
we hear. How often our senses are 
awakened and our wits sharpened to 
hear the highly embellished story, 
that delights the leciter but wounds 
the hearer even unto death. Ah ! 
my friends I fear some of us have 
itching ears ; running, eager, anxious 
to hear, not that our faith and works 
and knowledge may be increased, 
but that the hour may be filled, our 
gay, giddy natures amused, and 
our minds fed. not with angels food, 
but husks. 

The world is wide, these things 

are small, 
They may be nothing, hut they 

are all. 

Day after day, year after year, we 
sit under the sound of the gospel, — 
but how do we hear, and how do we 
interpret? Do we hear it and know 
it for our good ? Do we search the 
Scriptures to see for ourselves, wheth- 
er or not these things arc trut;, or 
do wc accept all as law and gospel, 

simply because our spiritual guides, 
so called, read, interpret and teach 
according to their and not the Gospel 
view of religion and duty? Do we 
hear and rule our lives by a "thus 
saith the Lord," or do we let our 
thoughts, opinions and inclinations 
be our guide in preference to the 
plain commands laid down in the 
Word of God ? Be not a forgetful 
hearer, but a doer of the word, thor- 
oughly furnished unto all good 
works. He that has ears to hear 
let him be more ready to hear good 
tlian evil, or if the evil must be heard 
then — swift to hear, but slow to 
speak. L. H. Miller. 

Hew Eesolutions- 

With ISTew Years and birthdays, 
come new resolutions, new purpo- 
seses, new plans, new professions, 
new promises, new vows, and new 
consecrations. And we should cer- 
tainly hail with gladness every to- 
ken of any rising to a better and 
slronger life, a life of constant 
watchfulness, and moreexalted trust 
in God. 

It may, however, be doubted 
whether those periodica! resolutions, 
vows, and reconsecrations, are as 
profitable as their prevalence might 
seem to indicate. The Lord takes 
no special account of New Years or 
birthdays, more than to any other 
days or time, and he is as ready to 
bestow a blessing to-day, as on any 
anniversary or noted day. 

Multitudes of per pie have made 
fresh vows, from year to year, and 
"determined to be more faithful ;" 
and yet, probably ninety-nine in a 
hundred of those vows have been 
violated and forgotten. Is it wel' 
to lay such snares before weak con- 
sciences ? 

God requires present trust and 
present obedience. Coming days 
and years are all with hira. We 
may never see him. And of what 
possible use to tne Lord or to our- 
selves, are our oft-repeated vows 
and protestations? Does the Lord 
depend upon our promises? He 
knows that they are vain. Shall 
we say that our promises will aid 
us in our faithfulness to God ? Is 
it not better for us to trust in God's 
promises, which never fail, and in 
his grace, which is sufficient in eve- 
ry time of need? 

It is related ol one man noted 
among the eminent ministers of 
Christ, that after repeated failures 
in hi:; early experience he drew up 
a most solemn covenant, pledging 

himself to obey the Lord in all 
things ; and to give additional force 
to its obligations, he opened a vein 
and dipped the pen i« it, and signed 
the instrument with his own blood! 
Was he any safer for that ? By no 
means. He found that his blood 
had no power to bind his soul in 
allegiance to his God, and i e felt 
and wondered as before ; and so 
when all such devices failed, he fled 
for refuge to Him whose more 
"precious blood" seals the eternal 
covenant between God and his peo- 
ple, and purges every guilty stain 
away. There he found help and 
rest ; and walking in the power of 
a new and better life, and working 
out the salvation which the Lord 
was working within his soul, he 
Overcame by the blood of the Lamb, 
and by the word of his testimony. 

Most of our vows and promises 
are the result of disobedience and 
neglect. We did wrong yesterday ; 
are condemned ; wish to find par- 
dou ; and so at last come to "the 
Lord with a promise of good be- 
havior for a year or two to come, 
as a sort of peace-oifering, and thus 
seek pardon at his hand. Does he 
forgive us for the promise we have 
made? By no means. Does the 
promise afford the least security for 
the performance of our duty in 
coming time? Not at all. 

The best promise we can make 
the Lord for to-moriow, is to faith- 
fully and heartily serve him in all 
things to-day. This he requires to- 
day ; and for to-morrow with its 
needs, his grace is sufficient, and 
without that all our promises and 
pledges are in vain. 

^ — < ^ I — ^ 

The Three Temptations- 

Either of the three temptations 
that were given to cur Savior after 
he was led up of the spirit into 
the wilderness to be tempted of the 
devil, will lead a man if he will 
allow himself to be influenced by 
either of them, into a very unsafe 

in this first temptation, the devil 
in his cunning way took the Sav- 
ior just in as weak a point as he 
well could, knowing that he had 
not tasted food for forty days, 
supposing him to be very hungry, 
saying unto him, if thou be the 
son of God command that these 
stones t)e made bread. But the 
Savior gave him to understand that 
man did not live by bread alone, 
but by every word that proceedeth 
out of the mouth of (lod. 

There is something very consol- 



ing ihat presents itself to my mind. 
By the Holy Spirit was he led into 
the wilderuess, and by that same 
spirit was he fed. Just as every 
christian will be when he hungers 
after righteousness ; be will be fed 
bythatniauna that comes from God, 
and that an ungodly man will know 
nothing about. 

Then again tb» devil taketh him 
up into the holy City, and setteth 
him ou a pinnacle of the temple, 
and saitli unto him : If thou be the 
Son of God cast thyself down, for 
it is written, he shall give his angels 
charge concerning thee, and in their 
bands they shall bear the up lest 
at anytime thou dash thy foot 
against a stone. The devil in this 
temptation would have the Savior 
to tempt Jesus by exposing himself 
unnecessarily. Then he quotes 
two verses of Scripture found in 
Psalms 91: 11 12, and if we read 
carefully we find be does not quote 
it right. Just like he always does, 
leaves out the very important part, 
"To help thee in thy ways." Just 
in this way he deceives many. He 
makes them believe that it is not 
necessary to observe all the ordi- 
nances of God's word that were 
handed down for us as an exam- 

iN'ow then comes (he third temp- 
tation that leads many down to de- 
struction. We promise great hon- 
or and wealth. Again the devil 
taketh him up into an exceeding 
high mountain, and showeth him 
all the kingdoms of the world, and 
the glory of them. And saith unto 
him, all these things will I give 
thee if thou wilt fall down and wor- 
ship me. But the Savior rebuked 
him, saying ; Get thee hence satan 
for it is written. Thou shalt wor- 
ship the Lord thy God and him 
only shalt thou serve. The Savior 
did not wish honor or wealth in 
this world, but his way is meek and 
lowly. He came into this world 
to do his Father's will. Now breth- 
ren are we seeking after wealth or 
honor in this world ? If we love 
the world we love not God, for the 
apostle says, "Love not the world 
neither the things that are in the 
world. If any man love the world 
the love of the Father is not in him. 
For all that is in the world ; the 
lust of the flesh and the lust of the 
eye, and the pride of life is not of 
the Father but of the world. And 
the world passeth away and the 
lust thereof but he that doeth the 
will of God abideth forever." 1st 
John 2 : 15, 16, 17. 

Wm. Sxidek, 

New Year's Thoughts- 

The year 1874 has come to a close 
and is now only remembered with the 
past. 1875 IS with us, and already 
we are beginning to experience the 
realities of another year. Where 
the close of anotlier year will find us 
time alone can tell. 

Many that had fair prospects for 
a long life, and were enjoying good 
health, are now numbered with the 
dead. So it will be with thepresent 
year. Many who are now enjoying 
life and health at the close of 1875 
will be sleeping in the silent tomb. 
Perhaps it may be some of those 
with whom we are acquainted, some 
of our friends, or it may be oursel- 

If we sLonld be among the number 
called it is certainly very necessary 
that we be found prepared for the so- 
lemn change. And as we know not 
who they may be, let us be doing our 
duty. Let us have our work done 
and well done, so that summons 
should come to us, we will not be 
startled at the sudden call, but only 
have to lay our armor by, and depart 
for the evergreen shore. 

Let us establish our altars, let us 
offer our bodies a living sacrifice ho- 
ly acceptable unto the Lord, which 
is our only living sacrifice holy accept- 
able unto tha Lord, which is our on- 
ly reasonable service. Oh, that all 
would make such resolutions at the 
beginning so as to live a more right- 
eous and holy life, than they did in 
the past year. Ob, that we would 
resolve to cease to do evil, and learn 
to do good. If we would all make 
such resolutions and live up to them 
throughout the year, we certainly 
would not have to mourn over miss- 
spent time. We certainly would 
not live in vain. 

J. Bennet. 

To Bro. riory. 

I can not agree with Bro. Flory 
in his rendering ol Luke 23dJ chap, 
and 43d verse. My Bible and 
yours is not alike if you have quoted 
correctly. What you call an incor- 
rect quotation is correct with one ex- 
ception. The book says, "shalt thou, 
the other, "thou shalt." What you 
call incorrect is certainly more cor- 
rect than your quotation. The Sa- 
vior said, "Verily I say unto thee 
"To-day thou shalt be with me in 
paradise." And I believe, he meant 
just what he said. If all power was 
given him "in heaven and on earth," 
I ask had he not the power to save 
even the thief upon the cross ? He 

certainly had. Now I do not un- 
derstand, that the thief asked the 
Savior to be w ith him in paradise 
but asked him, to remember him,, 
when he (Christ) came into his King- 
dom, hence the Savior says, "To-day 
shalt thou be with mc in paradise." 
Why ? because he feared God, and cer- 
tainly repented of the crimes he had 
done, or he would not have rebuked 
the other, and said, that they suffer- 
ed "justly." 

I can never suppose that the Sav- 
ior A'ould make s[)ort of the prayer 
of a sinner, thongh he be as vile as 
the thief upon the cross. If so 
what would become of us poor mor- 
tals when we ask to be remember- 
ed ? If the Savior would say, 
What ! remember you ! For my 
part, I believe in putting a more 
charilable construction upon what 
the Savior said, and believe that 
the same day the Savior was cruci- 
fied that poor repentant thief w«s 
with him in paradise. 

J. N. Miller. 

Ik Christ. — This is a very ex- 
pressive scriptural phrase. It com- 
prehends all that is of vital impor- 
tance to ua personally in Christian- 
ity. To be in Christ implies that 
we have experienced the wonders 
of the new creation. Said Paul, 
"If any man be in Christ, he is a 
new creature." His moral nature 
has been radically changed, and has 
a union and identification with 
Christ which an unienewed man 
never has. And on this depends 
the Christian life and salvation ol 
the soul. To know all that is 
written about the historical Christ 
and all that pertains to the claims 
and theory of his religion, will not 
avail unless we are thus in Christ. 
In Christ ! What it is to be in him, 
derive spiritual nutriment from 
him, and to grow up into him in 
all things, these are themes of vital 
importance to all who would over- 
come the world, and be fitted to 
dwell where Christ is. It has been 
a complaint that the piety of this 
age was superficial and incomplete. 
It may be so, but if it is, the reason 
may be found in the fact that those 
who profess it are not thoroughly 
in Christ, and do not understand 
fully what it is to draw full sup- 
port and strength from him, having 
him made unto tliem wisdom, 
righteousness, — sauctification and 

— ''Keep thy heart with all dili- 
gence, for out of it Cometh the issues 
of life. 




Our Scrap Basket- 

BY J. H. jrOORE. 

From the Chicago Times, we 
learn ihat the brethren at Cerro 
Gordo. Macoa County, 111., have 
raised one thousand and sis hun- 
dred dollars, for the suffering mem- 
bers in Kansa". This certainly de- 
notes a spirit of liberality. These 
brethren paid near'y one thousand 
dollars to defray -he expenses of 
the late Annual Meeting, making 
in all, about tv.-.ty five hundred 
dollars that they lave donated in 
about one year. \Ve hear of quite 
a number of liberal donations be 
ing made for the relief of the west- 
ern sufferers, and not unfrequenlly 
it is dune iu a manner, indi- 
cates a disposition not to let the 
right hand know what the left hand 

— December 15, 16, were spent 
with the brethren at Hudson, 111. 
We held two meetings with them. 
The first evening being beautiful 
weather, we had the pleasure of 
addressing a full house of attentive 
hearers The members in this con- 
gregation are particulary well gifted 
in iu the art of singing, having been 
well trained, the young members 
take quite an active part iu this 
portion of the services. Our sec- 
ond meetiui; wa? not so largely at- 
tended, owing to the raiuy weather, 
and extremely muddy roads. There 
is quite a wide-awake little congre- 
gation at this place. Their gener- 
al habits indicate cleanliness and 
neatness to a very excellent degree, 
though they are bv uo means proud, 
or haughty in manner, courtesy and 
pur'ty of conversation are much 
cultivated among them. They give 
much attention to mental culture, 
and we find some of them pretty, 
well educated, especially is this 
true among the young members, 
who instead of running to balls and 
general places of amusement, spend 
much of their time in reading nnd 
singing. For these things we praise 
them much. Brother Thomas D. 
Lyon is thcr regular minister. 
Brethren John Snavely and Forney 
are also in the ministry, though 
young in the calling. They, as yet, 
have no meetiug-hou^e at this place, 
but are contemplating tlie erection 
of one, and like many other dmrch- 
es, are lojking anxiously forward 
to the consummation of the work 
assigned the 0)mmitl''0 of ways and 
means appoiiitel by the late Dis- 
trict meeting, but do not seem to 
be particularly depending on it for 

the erection of their house. They 
have already commenced circulat- 
ing their subscription paper. Bro. 
Lyon is doing a good work at this 
place, and we regret that his limi- 
ted means do not nermit him to 


spend more time in this good cause. 
He certainly could accomplish a 
vast amount of good, if he could 
devote the greater part of his time 
to ihe ministry. Bro. Lyon never 
went to school a day in his life, but 
by diligently applying himself, 
and keeping his eyes and ears open 
while passing through the world, 
he has managed to gather up a 
considerable stock of knowledge, 
and has a pretty fair understanding 
of science generally, saying nothing 
about his being well versed in the 
Holy Scriptures. He is quite apt 
in always quoting a passage just 
suited to the occasion. 

—From the 17th to the 28th of 
December was spent with the breth- 
ren in Woodford county. My main 
object in this trip was to afford my 
wife the pleasure of visiting and 
seeing a number of my relatives 
whom she had not yet met, and also 
spend a pleasant season of worship 
wiih those whom we knew iu our 
boyhood days. This part of the 
country, now much occupied by 
the brethren, is about as good and 
well improved as auy part of the 
stale laying as far from a leading 
city as it does. 1 well remember 
the day — about 24 years ago — when 
my fathers house was oneof theonly 
four to li« seen on this then wild 
and desolate praire. In those gone 
by daysof childhood, when I walked 
over this wild grassy plain to school, 
or dropped corn afier the sod-plow, 
snakes, wolves, big sloughs, and 
large prarie fires were about the 
leading features of the country. 
But when the Virginians began to 
thickly settle here, they soon chang- 
ed this wild region into beautiful 
fertile fields. But few members 
were here at that time, but it was 
not many years till some of the 
ministering brethren were called in, 
and success soon crowned their la- 
bors. Among the first of the breth- 
ren who preached at this place, I 
think was Samuel Garber, ant! I 
have some knowleilge of seeing a 
little good natured preacher with 
black curly hair, who I in after 
years learned to have bean brother 
Metz/ar. As J was at that time 
only about 6 or 7 years old I oh- 
.servod things with a child's euri js- 
ity. I ilmuglu there was but one 
I church, and all good people belong- 

ed to it. Here it was that I went 
to school with Tom and John, Kit 
and Mary and a host of others, 
whose names we readily recall when 
we think and talk over the days of 
yore. But those seasons are now 
past. The realities of life are now 
at hand. These happy school boys 
now occupy various stations in life. 
Many of them are the leaders of 
families, some are in business, some 
occupy public positions in life, some 
are in the church, others are out of 
it, some are dwelling far away in 
distant lands, and others have gone 
to their long home ; thus one by 
one we will ail finally pass over 
the Jordon of death, and then, will 
we all meet in the school room 
above, or will some of us be missing 
when our teacher cals the roll ? 
Solemn thoughts to ponder over. 
We had some pleasant meetings 
with the brethren here. The weath- 
er was fine, though the roads were 
extremely rough. This congrega- 
tion at present seems to be in a 
healthy condition. She has pass- 
ed through many a battle, has ex- 
perienced many dark and stormy 
seasons, but from them all they 
have besn delivered by the hand of 
the Lord. The brethren here, from 
the least to the greatest, are of that 
class who are always ready to de- 
fend the doctrine of the Bible. 
There is none of that half-way Chris- 
tianity here, it is the Bible, the 
whole truth and nothing but the 
truth, not one particle of compro- 
mise. They have a custom among 
them of coming together on Christ- 
mas day, and holding public meet- 
ing. No Christmas tree here, they 
are not of that style who worship a 
dead tree. On this occasion we de- 
livered a sermon on the genealogy 
and probable time of our Savior's 
birth. At the close they made an- 
other appointment to meet at the 
same place on next Christmas. But 
before another year rolls round it is 
more than likely that some of tbem 
will have taken their flight from 
earth, and spend their Christmas 
in another world. Eld. J. R. Gish, 
being somewhat unwell was not 
able to attend only a pari of our 
meetings. We enjoyed our.selves 
quite well while on this visit, and 
while we labored to feed ihem with 
spiritual food, they iu their love 
tor the Master's cause were not un- 
mindful of our temporal wants. 
Arrived home on the 29th, but to 
find a pile of letters and papers 
which had accumulated during my 



— The first No. of the Pilgejm 
is iu)W before us, aud must confess 
ourselves well pleased with ir. 
Some of the bsetliren, with wlioui 
we conversed ou tiic subject, t-ai<l 
they would sooner pay more for 
our papers if they were stitehed 
aud trifled. We are one of this 
number. But as our pajnirs muft 
improve by degrees, it will be best 
not to call for too much at once. 

— Elder R. H. Miller is engag- 
ed to i)old two public discussions 
this seasou. The first to be held 
with a New Light preaciier in north- 
ern Indiujia, aad will commence 
about I he J 7th of February next. 
The other is to take place in Frank- 
lin Co., Va., sometime next spring, 
but we have not yet learned who is 
to be Miller's opponent at the last 
named debate. By request we will 
aim to be at the one in Indiana, 
and if so, we will give our readers to 
understand that we propose to lake 
a pencil and paper with us, and 
the readers of the PiLGEIM will 
likely know what is goir.g ou iu a 
part of the world at least. 

— Some of our readers are likely 
aware that J. W. Stein, a Baptist 
minister of Neosho, Mo., had annouLic- 
ed liis determination loleave the Bap- 
tists and unite with the Brethren. 
It seems that he has. given our doc- 
triue a thorough examination before 
accepting it, and is now fully satis- 
fied wi'h the result of his researches 
aud acceptance. He aud several of 
his Baptist membeis were baptized a 
few wesrks ago. From a letter just 
received from brother Stein, we make 
iha following extract: 

"We had an interesting meeting 
at Neosho last week. Six of the old 
stand-bys in the Baptist Church were 
baptized, and others will soon follow. 
Brethren Mohler and Harshy were 
with us during the meeting. You 
may imagine something ef the peace 
of soul I enjoy now, that 1 feel iden- 
tified with a pfeople, who accept the 
plam teaching of the New Testament 
as their guide." . We sincerely hope 
that brother S. will prove a useful 
member in the body of Christ, aud 
be instrument:il in bringing many of 
his fbimer members back to the apos- 
tolic practice, and we furthet hop^^, 
that our hrethreu will labor with 
him and endeavor to make bimstiona; 
in the Lord, treating him with that 
degree of Chiis;iau courtesy and 
charity wldch tbinketh iioevil. Bro. 
S. coaling among us as ue does, may 
iiave some ideas different from those 
held by the Brotherhood iii general, 
but we think a proper uteof cauti n 

and brotherly forbearance will be 
sufficient to Ivdly unitciisin the stron- 
gest bond of Cnristian union, and 
brirg us all to a fid! understanding 
of the truth. Brother Stein is both 
a writer and preacher of some note 
among the Baptists, and from his 
writings we infer that he is a man of 
considerable mental culture, but, like 
Paul of old, has given up his former 
religious connection, and is now fill- 
ip' determined to know nothing save 
Christ aud him crucified. 

— Orders for our tract on Camp- 
bellisni are coming in quite rani'ly, 
and from general indications it seems 
there is going to be considerable de- 
mand for them. They are not quite 
ready for mailing but will be by the 
time this reaches our readers. Those 
wishing the work will please order as 
goon as possible, and thus help us 
pay our printing bill. 

— Those who have ordered the 
"Trine Immersion Traced to the 
Apostles" will please use a little 
more patience. Our printers have 
been so crowded with work, that Ihey 
are a little longer about getting out 
the book than what they at first ex- 

—There is at the present time a 
considerabie inquiry about a Pub- 
lishing House among the Brethren, 
where there will be ample facihties 
fur publishing such Books, Pam- 
phlets and Tracts as the Brethren 
may wish to come before the public. 
That someiiiing of the kind is needed 
IS certainly obvious to ail those who 
know anything about the general 
wants of the Biotherhood. We are 
becoming a reading people, and the 
present as well as the rising gener- 
ations must and will have something 
to read. It is just as important to 
have good and healthy literature for 
the mind as it is to have healthy 
food tor the body. We need a Pub- 
hshiug House, that will publish aad 
keep eoQstamly on hand a complete 
set of Books, Pamphlets and Tracts 
defiendiug in full the doctrine and 
practice of the Brethren. Iu addi- 
tion to this, it should keep on hand 
a set of good aud reliable books 
8uit,able foi general reading in the 
Brotherhood, books that will do 
tlie reader some good, books from 
which we can learn something that 
Will be of some lasting benefit to 
us. About one half of the books 
now issued from the press, are not 
wortli the paper on which they ar« 
printed, and as we want to keep 
the Church pure and healthy, there 
should be a decided effort made to 
seiestgood works, and keep them 

l)efore our people. I seldom take 
a trip among the adjoining congre- 
gations without hearing some in- 
quiry about books on such and. 
such a subject. The fact of the 
matter is, there is not one single 
Book establishment in the Broth- 
erhood. No particular eflbrt is be- 
ing; made to place good selected 
Uteratui'e before our members, only 
what comes through our periodicals. 
Onr people will read books, and if 
they don't get such as they should 
read, they will get something else. 
If their reading taste is not fed 
with that which is reliable, they 
will go elsewhere for mental food. 
We don't mean to have a book 
coDceru jtif^t for the sake of keeping 
books, but for the benefits derived 
from a properly conducted institu- 
tion of the kind. 

For some years we have been 
looking anxiously forward to our 
present newspaper establishments, 
hoping that one of them would take 
the matter in hand, aud in this 
way help carry forward the great 
work. But as yet nothing of the 
kind has been attempted. We do 
not want to lay too much blame on 
our present editors, for we think 
we have some idea of the immense 
amount of wofk there is devolving 
on a man running a weekly paper, 
but can they not do more at the 
business than what there is now 
done? A business of this kind 
should be ruii in conuection with a 
leading paper of the Brotherhood, 
so as to keep th° matter fully before 
the people, and to start another pa- 
per just on this account would be 
out of the question; as v/e have as 
many papers now as we have any 
need of. Many plans have been 
suggested for the establishing of a 
book concern, but we have not yet 
seen any that we thought would 
work. We are of the impression 
that there is but one plan that will 
work, and this we may sometime 
offer to our readers to think over. 

We are now doing all we can to 
give the Brotherhood a uetof works 
in defense of our practice, till mat- 
ters may be arranged to carry on 
the work with much better facili- 
ties by parties who have capital 
sufficient to properly conduct a 
business of the kind. Whenever 
jin institution of thekind is project- 
ed, and established on the proper 
basis, then we will be ready to give 
it such aid as our attainments will 
permit us to furnish. We would 
like to have added a few more pa- 
ges on this topic. 




Bro. H. B. Brumbaugh : 

Will give your 
readers a few notes from Col. Ou 
the morning of tlie 21st of Dec. I 
left home in company with brother 
M. Ciine for a visit to Boulder Co. 
About noon the 23d arrived at 
Greely. Found the people of the 
town makiug preparations for the 
festivals of the holidays. It is 
surprising how fast tlie professed 
Christian world is drifting towards 
idolatry <aiid carnal feasting. The 
church displays and feasts are a 
disgrace to the religiou of the meek 
and lowly Jesus. Justthink of it; 
Oyster suppers twice a week in 
some churches ! Baked beans and 
pork a speciality at the suppers iu 
another! Christmas treci and al- 
most every species of pious gam- 
bling (!) the rule lather than tbeex- 
ception, all with an eye single to 
the glory of mammon to pay the 
trumpeter and adorn the temple of 
"Diana." Church members holding 
the "bag" at the entrance way that 
leads to the dome and midnight 
carnival. On one hand the voice of 
the preacher is heard, and on the 
other the sound of the fiddle. The 
preacher must make his discourse 
short, but the dancing room is full 
of interest all the night long. To 
such times we have come; what 
next ! 

24th arrived at brother Patter- 
son's on St. Vrain near Long Mount. 
25th, Christmas day, council 
meeting at the Stone S. II. Had five 
meetings, good attendance and in- 
terest. We feel confident had the 
brethren in that locality regular 
preaching, by the blessing of God, 
the good work would prosper. Who 
is the watchman that will say I will 
cast my lot thpre ? It is a healthy 
locality, fine farming land, abun- 
dance of water, clear as crystal from 
the mountain streams. Improved 
farms for rent or sale cheap. It is a 
beautiful locality near the base of 
the lofty mountains. 

Sunday morning the 27th, solem- 
nized the rite of matrimony iu the 
union of brotlier and sister Pye's 
daughter Tobitha Ellen to Mr. Wm. 

Monday morning we accompa- 
nied brothed Turner and family to 
their home on the mountains in 
the .'gold regions, being about 16 
miles from the place we held meet- 
ing. The weather being delightful 
we enjoyed, as we always do, the 

sublime .scenery of the mountains 
and handiwork of God iu nature. 
The gold and silver mines are of 
recent discovery and are proving 
very rich in some instances. The 
town is called Sunshine, is 4 months 
of ag-e and contains near 100 hou- 
ses and building going on every day. 
Next day we spent with brother 
Cline and brother Turner in pros- 
pecting and looking at the mining 
district and extensive quartz mills. 
Considerable excitement exists iu 
that community relative to the 
bright progress ; visions of fortunes 
flit before the eyes of many, and 
indeed there are fortunes for some, 
but like a lottery there are many 
blanks to a prire, and it takes much 
hard work and means to get the 
shilling stufi from the hard flint 

30th, we returned to the beauti- 
ful valley, had one more meeting 
with the brethren ; early next morn- 
ing set out for this place. We were 
kindly cared for by the brethren 
and frieads while with them and 
hope the Lord will blesa them for 
their liberalitv and love, and their 
zeal for the prosperity of Zion will 
reverberate. New Years day we 
spent in this town: it was a beauti- 
ful day. January 2d we spent in 
Denver city, probably no place 
west of the Missouri River is im- 
proving faster than Denver. Not- 
withstanding the pressure of hard 
times, — grasshoppers &c. Colorado 
as a territory is improving rapidly. 
(We soon expect to be numbered 
with the states of the Union.) 

An inquiry with generous promis- 
escomes to us from some brethren in 
the East as to our show for get- 
ting through to another crop and 
if we want help. Thanks dear 
brethren for your interest in our 
behalf. 'Tis true we as a small body 
of brethren are mostly new comers 
and have seen the grasshoppei s ; 
we have no special appeals to make 
other than for spiritual help and 
prayers for our spiritual welfare. 
It is not at all probable we shall 
ever experience such a season of 
adversity as to have to call on the 
East for the necessaries of life from 
the fact we are not alone dependent 
on agriculture for subsistance or the 
means to secure necessary food. 
A failure of crops, does not effect 
our stock interest which is greater 
thantheagricultural interest. Neith- 
er can a failure of crops materially 
affect our mining interest. Grass- 
hoppers can't eat cattle nor gold and 
silverqrartzore. These two interests 

we have to fall back ou should 
crops fail. A drouth can't affect 
us much as we are not dependent 
on rain for bountiful crops ; we get 
them without it. There has been 
enough raised during the last year 
for all and to spare of wheat and 
vegetables in particular. And 
with thousands of fat cattle running 
on the plains all the year, we thank 
God for this blessing and kind re- 
membrance of us that we have the 
wherewith to eat and drink. We do 
not boast but say we have as much 
or more than we deserve. We hope 
the hearts of the brethren will be 
open and fill the calls of the truly 
needy who are wrestling with ad- 

On to-morrow we leave for home. 
May the blessings of God attend 
you in your work. J. S. Flort. 

Dear Editors: 

the kiudness of my brother iu Ind., 
you have sent me the Pilgrim and 
it has truly been a welcome visitor. 
It cheered me in my lonely hour of 
afSiciion. I appreciate it very much 
and do not know, how to do ■without 
it, but as am not able to pay for it, 
I do not know what to say. I am 
not able to work and have two in- 
valid daughters to take cara of. My 
wife, and son 16 years old, are doing 
all they can, to get a few necessaries 
of life. 

We have been unfortunate. We 
have lost our spring crops by the 
chinch kugs and drouth and lastly 
came the grasshopper. They clean- 
ed out the balance, trimming our 
fruit trees, eating our garden things, 
and the early wheat. Another pecul- 
iarity of the grasshoppers is, that 
they like Tobacco like some of our 
dear brethren. 

I received your sample copy and 
am well pleased with it, but have 
but little chance to do any thing for 
you, being isolated from the Brethren 
the nearest being 8 miles dibtant. 
I have shown it to my neighbors. 
They say they like the paper, but 
are not alale to pay for it. The 
people do all they can do, to live, 
till they harvest another crop, of 
which they are not certain. Ttie 
country is new and all seem (o have 
enough to do, to find bread for their 
families and a few clothes. They 
would like to read it. Now, if you 
will send me the paper, I will see, 
what I can do for you. I have a 
wheat crop out, that looks very wel' 
but at present I cannot pay for the 
paper of 1875 until I get a crop. 



that will pay expenses. I have not 
wheat and moat enough to do till 
harvest, and nothing to sell and my 
family destitute of proper clothing 
for winter, and I know of a great ma- 
ny families, that are in the same 

I think there is grain enough in 
Wilson Co., to hread all the people, 
pro/iding, they had the means to 
pCt it with. 

Since writing the above, one of my 
invalid daughters has died. I failed 
in getting subscribers, but shall still 
put forth more eflforts. I am well 
pleased with themovfment of having 
a correspodent in every cong)egalion. 
J. Spangle. 

Graytown, Kansas. 

Dear Editors : 

I have 
been much grieved over the reproach 
cast on Bro. J. S. Flory by some of 
the brethren. He deserves much 
praise for the sacrifice he made f'^r 
the Lord's cause. He gires the evi- 
dence, tliathe was willing to under- 
go all the hardships of the far West 
to build up the waste places in Zion, 
and the more privations and incon- 
Teniences he endures, the more hon- 
or is due him. If the country is not 
the best in the tvorld, it onlypioves 
that he does not stay there, to get 
rich in this world's goods. His ex- 
amp'e ia woithy to imitate by thous- 
ands of those, who are staying, 
where there are 6 or 8 ministers seat- 
ed beside them, who think, they do 
well enough by giving a few dollars 
to the mi-sio' ary cause. No one 
can do as much good as those, who 
go and live out the cause among those 
who are strangers to the gospel. We 
cannot make too great a sacrifice to 
win souls 10 Christ. 

I saw a sentence in an agricultural 
paper, which said: "He that has 
more than he needs, robs his brother." 
I thought, how much is contained in 
that and how many things it can be 
applied to in this age of the world, 
even the ministry. Some places are 
over fed while others are perishing. 
AtA .M. I faw one whom I knew in 
Ohio. She told me in tears, that 
ehe had nopreaching where she lived 
(Hazell Dell III.) She said, there 
were 12 members asd they want 
their children savtd, but I hope they 
have a preacher now as I see Bro. 
David Rothrock's address there. 

I have just read Mattie A Lear's 
on Paul's determination. It is rich 
and contains a mine of useful know- 
ledge. Hannah Knauff. 

Brother Brmnbavgh: 

Please insert 
in Pilgrim, that I am pleased with 
the change and additional arrange- 
ment, that the Brethren at Falls 
City have made in the matter of dis- 
tribution of money and supplies for 
Kansas and Neb. sufferers, and 
publi.'hedin No.l oi Christian Fam- 
ibj Companion. 

The Brethren from all points in 
Kansas and Neb. can now be sup- 
plied by the committee of Distibu- 
tion at Falls Ciiy Neb., and brethren 
from all points can send their sup- 
plies to them as a more available R. 
R. and money order point. By 
late advice from Topeko I extract 
the following : 

"All supplies intended for par- 
ticular localities in Kan. (as ours are) 
should be sent in care of E. S. Sto- 
ver and will then be carried over all 
the principal railroads free." 

This advice closes the necessity 
of making any further special ariauge- 

Bill the goods to the Committee at 
Falls City in care of E. S. Stover 
Pres. of Kansas Relief Commit- 

And nowa word to all the Church- 
es. Don't be afraid of doing too much, 
(ippoint a committee of soliciting 
agents in every church and solicit 
aid from all in the vicinity both 
inside and outside of the fraterni- 


We distribute to all, and have 
ample facilities for distributing all we 
can get. Why not also solicit aid 
from the neighborhood in the vicinity 
of the diifcrent arms of the brother- 
hood ? 

Take contributions of everything 
and then, at remote points, sell pro- 
duce too heavy or bulky to send, and 
send the money. Brethren's Agent, 

Dayton, 0. 

Cedar Creek, Anderson Co., Kan. 

December 24, 1874. 
Having received letters of inquiry 
from the brethren in the East, con- 
cerning our condition here in this 
part of the brotherhood, we will 
just say iu short, <!iat wc need help. 
We have some brethren here that 
are actually in need, and if wedon't 
get help from some source there will 
be suffering. We have helped one 
another as long as we could, and we 
have also been called upon for help, 
by brethren outside of our church, 
and if the brethren east feel dispos- 
ed to help us a little, we can help 
ourselves and those that have cal- 

led upon us. Dry goods and flour 
are cheap, but other things are high 
and no money to buy with. 

Elder Jesse Studebaker is ap- 
pointed to receive all contributions 
that may be sent and will receipt 
ibr the same if desired, and we will 
see that they are judiciously ap- 
plied. Send all contributions to 
Garuett, Anderson Co., Kansas. 
MiNi.sTEKS. Deacons. 

Jesse Studebaker John M. Miller. 
Peter Struble C. Rodabaugh. 

Eman'l P. Miller S. P. Loujr. 

To the Brotherhood at Large- 
Dear brethren and sisters that are 
interested in the salvation of souls, 
I pray you, for Christ's sake, to ex- 
tend your liberalities towards us in 
Kentucky and send us some tracts 
and papers to scatter around among 
the people, that they may through 
the instrumentality of our periodi- 
cals be convinced of the truth of the 
Gospel in its purity. There are 
many precious souls in Kentucky 
who are tossed about by all kinds of 
doctrine, and ^any seem to feel a 
desire to more fully know our doc- 
trine. And as we are poor people 
in this world's good, and a great 
way fiora the brethren, wa are not 
able to defray their expenses, conse- 
quently we have no preaching ex- 
cept some would come volun- 
tarilj^ By the help of God I 
will in my weakness, do all I can 
to promote the cause of Christ. May 
the Lord be merciful to all his chil- 
dren and give us grace to stand, is 
the prayer of your unworthy broth- 
er. C. G. Reichakd. 
Princeton, Caldwell Co., Ky. 

Dear Brethren : — 

I will give you a 
little news from this part of God's 
heritage. Elder Solomon Garber 
of Rockingham County Va., accom- 
panied by brother Daniel Bowman, 
lajmember, on a mission of love 
to Illinoi.s and Missouri, on their 
return, stopped with us on Thurs- 
day morning the I9th of Novem- 
ber. They stayed with us until 
the mornins: of the 26th, when 
they started tor home, having a 
desire to get home that week. Bro. 
Garber preached five sermon*. We 
regretted very much to see him 
leave when he did, as that day i^as 
Thanksgiving day. We had a 
thanksgiving meeting in the fore- 
noon and a choice in the afternoon 
for a visiting brother, and preach- 
ing again at night. Brethren Jo- 
seph Cauffman and Daniel Murray 



were with us. They came the day 
before. The lot for visiting broth- 
er fel 6U our brother Samuel Metz- 

The next day the brethren left 
for home. I hope the brethreus 
visits may result iu good. 

On Saturday the 28th, brother 
Bucher of Vanwert County, a dis- 
tance of about 40 miles, came to uh 
accompauieJ by his daughter and a 
neighbor girl by the name of Sarah 
Wolf, who was au applicant for 
baptism. She was very young, 
but wheii interrogated as to her 
motives for waotiug to come to the 
church, she remarked that she had 
read the Testament through twice, 
and that she was impressed with 
her duty; that she wanted to serve 
the Lord, or words of the same im- 
port Sunday was a cold day 
and considerable ice out the water. 
We cut a hole in the ice and bap- 
tism was attended to. Would to 
God that there were more like 
Sarah, that would remember 
their Creator iu the days of their 
youth. D. M. 

Lima Ohio. 

■^ < <B! i > ^ 

Dear Editors : 

Thus early in the 
new year I greet you, hoping you 
may bear ihe good news of "Peace," 
good will and salvation," to many 
households, as well as isolated pil- 
grims, during the ensuing year. 

As Church news I offer the fol- 
lowing : 

The Stoney Creek Cliuich in 
which I reside, is moving on in the 
even leaor of i(s way, withoiit any 
great seasons of esitement, receiving 
now and then, an accession, and 
although they are not as numerous 
as could be desired, or as are report- 
ed from other parts of the brother- 
hood, still we feel to thank GoJ for 
what we do receive, and labor, hop- 
ing for better times in (he fut- 

Some mouths ago the Brethren 
oi'ganized a church in Hancock Co., 
Ind., wiiich is under tiie care of this 
church, and is the special field of 
the writer. Said Church is called 
the Fortvilie Church, and although 
the Baptists have contested every 
inoli of ground, we have the pleasure 
of bearing witness to the truth of the 
proverb, "Truth is mighty and will 
prevail." This is manifest from the 
fact, that several have b;en baptiz^d 
by the Bretliren, and others h.ave 
withdrawn from the Baptist Com- 
munion with the avowed intention 
of joining in with us in practicing the 

primitive doctrines of Christianity 
while other's still are counting the 
cost ; so that viewing the present 
prospect, we think the hope, oi see- 
ing a goodly church grow up in that 
vicinity, is weU- grounded and a sub- 
ject of rejoicing. 

I returned a few days ago, from a 
second visit to the Chuch in Wells 
Co. Ind., having been called to as- 
sist in reconciling difficultiesexisting 
there and failing in the first visit 
a second was c;illGd, nt which time I 
met brethtren Jacob Metsgar of Kos- 
ciusko Co., and W. M. Hamilton of 
Allen Co. We threefoimin'^ a com- 
mittee, succeerlcd in arranging mat- 
ters to the satisfaction of the Church 
and I hope to the satisfaclion of our 

This Church known as the Wal- 
2 ut Level Church is under the care 
of Eld. G. W. Studebaker, but has 
no rcridcnt minister, and although 
composed of kind loving, and gener- 
ally, zealous brethren and sisters aiid 
located in a good part of the coub- 
try, the members must depend upon 
visits of other ministers for all their 
preaching. When one goes, the hung- 
ering after righteousness is so great, 
that halfthe ca'is cannot be filled. 
Bro. Studebaker's labors are eo ex- 
tensive, that he can only give half 
of his lime to this church. 

Bro. Lair .'icems to invite criticism 
on his article in No. 1 and may be 
More anon. 
Maetin •). McCltjre. 

Fortvilie, Ind. 

he will get it. 

Moss Spkings, Davis Co., Kansas, 
Dec. 31, 1874. 
Dear Brethren : — I will inform 
you of how v.e are getting along iu 
this part of Kansas. We have a 
settlemeiit of about six miles square 
that has been settled within the 
last three years. Last year we bad 
a prairie fire that burned nearlj' all 
the hay aud grain in the iieighbor- 
liood, which left the people in very 
limited circumstances. This year 
they have lost all their crops by 
the chintz bugs and gras-shoppcr;*, 
aud now all our moans are exhaust- 
ed. Last Tuesday we called a 
meeting of the citizens of our town- 
ship to see how much provision 
there was in the township, and to 
make some arrangements to get 
provisions. There was a committee 
of three appointed to find the 
amount of provision, grain and 
money iu the township. They have 
reported about twelve pounds of 
flour and thirteen pounds of beef 
to each person. About 20 bushels 

f oats and 6 bushels of potatoes 
and no money. There was then a 
committee appointed to consult the 
freight agent at J unction City about 
transportation. He told us we 
could get provisions shipped from 
auy part of the country free oi 
charge by having it shipped in the 
care of E. S. Stover, President of 
Aid Society, Topeka. Kansas. 

I was appointed a delegate to so- 
licit aid for this part of the conn- 
try. I know of no place to go for 
help only to the church. All we 
want is the necessaries of life, pro- 
visions are not high here except 
meat. Probably the eastern church- 
es can send money easier than pro- 
vision, while in the west where 
produce is cheaper, they can send 
us such as they can spare in the 
way of provisions. 

Now bvetLien don't put us off 
thinking we can get help from the 
Aid Society. As far as we can 
learn, no one ran get trom them 
without paying for what they get. 
Send freight to Parkerville, Morris 
Co., Kansas. Money, if by express 
or postal order, to Junction City, 
Kai'sas. If iu a registered letter, 
to Moss Springf^, Davis Co. Kansas. 
We can only get free freight until 
the fi.rst of February next. 

M. Ceumrine. 

Editor Pilgrim : 

A few weeks ago 
I filled an appointment, where I had 
given notice, that I would preach on 
the action of baptism. During the 
discourse I referied to a number of 
writers in favor of Trine Ia)mersion. 
AmoHg them was Martin Luther 
of whom I had read several years ago 
mxhQ Gospel Visitor, va. some histo- 
ry where he gave instructions in the 
case of baptizing a certain female 
where Le commanded her to be plac- 
ed in waici- of a suflicieut depth to 
immerse her by a ihreefold dipping. 
This case I refirred to in my dis- 
course. A Lutheran was present 
aud heard it. Since then I heard, that 
he denies it aud calls for the proof. 
1 want you or some of the readers of 
the Pilgrim, to furnish me with 
Luther's admission on trine immeraion. 
1 looked tliiough my old G. Y. but 
many of them are lost and I did not 
find it. Please furnish me with 
what Luther says on this subject 
giving, book and page through the 
i'lLGRur. A. Lekdt. 

Aniionh', Ind. 

— The passage you referred to reads 
as follows: 

Iu the year 1630, Luther wrote 



: to Heuricus Geseuius, preacher at 
IchfershoDsen, giving Lis advice with 
reference to the baptism of a Jewess. 
In this he says : "As to the public 
act of baptism, let her be dressed in 
tbe garments usually worn by females 
in baths, and be placed in a bathing 
tub, up to the neck in watei then 
let the Baptist dip her head three 
times in the water, with the 
usual words ; "I baptise you in 
the name of the Father, itc." — 
Luther's wors ed. Walch part 10 
P. 2637. 

Brother Brumbaugh: 

through the columns of the Pilgrim 
the receipt of the following amounts 
for the relief of Kansas and Ne- 
braska sufierers from the* different 

Green Spring church Ohio $40.00 
Black Swamp do do 15.00 
Elderlon Armstrong Co., Pa., 12.00 
Snake Springs Bed. Co., Pa,, 46,00 
Maple Grove Ashland Co., 12.85 
And in behalf of oar suffering peo- 
ple thank the brethren and friends 
for their timely donations. May 
the Lord continue to move bis peo- 
ple in thegood work. C. L. Keim. 

Treasurer Relief fund Kansas 
and Neb. sufferers. 

Will the brethren of the Panther 
Creek Church, Dallas Co. Iowa, please 
inform us of the whereabouts of Amos 
Burger and family, and of the health 
of our daughter Mary Armbrust, 
and thereby confer a favor on the 

The reason of the appearance of 
the above notice is, we have not 
heard from the above family since 
the 14th of August 1874, and as our 
eldest child is with them W9 are anx- 
ious to know of her welfare. We 
chave written to them three times. 
Cyrus & Permelia Ambr^st. 

Buffalo, Col. 

Companion please copy. 


MENTZER-GOOD.— On the S3d of Dec. 
1874, at the residence of the bride's pa- 
rents, near Waynesboro, Franklin Co., 
Pa., by Eld, David Long of Manor 
church, Md., brother D. B. Mentzer to 
sister Mary Elizabeth Good, eldest 
daughtei' of Elder Daniel P. Good, all 
of the Anteitam congregation. 

GOOD— FOREMAN.— On the same day, 
by Elder Jacob F. Oiler, brother Allen 
M. Good to sister Sallie M. Foreman, 
only daughter of Frederick Foreman 
Esq., near Upton, Pa. 

of Dec, by Bro. M. Bushman of Gettys- 
burg, Samuel W. Stltely of Dayton, 0. 

to Mary M., eldest daughter of Elder 
David Bosserman, of Adams Co., Pa. 

STAYER— STAYER.— .Tanuary 5th by 
the undersigned at his residence near 
New Enterprise, Pa., brotlier John 
Staver to sister Sarah Stayer, both of 
Bedford Co. Pa. L. Pukry. 


WINTERS.— On Clover CreeK, near 
Willi.amsburg Pa., John Winters, aged 
20 ycrs, 2 months and 27 days. Dis- 
ease Typhoid fever. 

SHINAFELT.— Also on Clover Creek, 
Jan, the 0th, Mrs. Shinafelt, wife 
friend Jacob Shinafelt, aged 67 3'"ears. 
A. S. Bechtel. 

PLBNNER. — In the Marsh Creek Con- 
gregation, Jan, 4th, 1875, Daniel Ed- 
ward, son of brother Abram and Eliza- 
beth Plenner, aged 7 ys. 2 mos, , 31 ds. 

PARSON.— In Madison Co., September 
6, '74, Rachel, daughter of friend Har- 
per Parson, aged 1 year, 3 months and 
27 days. 

JIAUN.- Jan. 8th, 1875, after a brief ill- 
ness, in the Falling Spring church, near 
Shady Grove, Pa., Clara Francis Maun, 
aged 21 years, 4 months and 19 days. 
Funeral services by the writer, 

John Zuck, 

TROSTEL — In the State Center District 
Marshall Co., Iowa, Dec. 19 1874 Har- 
vey L. Trostel, aged 5 years, 1 month 
and 10 days. His death was caused by 
the kick of a horse. He was a son of 
a ministering brother, Joseph and sis- 
ter Sarah Trostle. J. Murray. 
[ f~!o7npa7uo7i please copy. 
STOTTLEiHYER'.- In the Stony Creek 
Church, Madison Co., Ind. , Dec. 3d, 
74, Louie, daughter of brother Hiram 
Stottlemeyer ged 4 months and 7 days, 
GORG,— Near Nottingham, Wells Co., 
Ind., January 2d 1875, William Henry, 
son of friend John Gorg, aged 8 mos, 
and 19 days. The funerals of all the 
above was preached by the writer as- 
sisted by others. M. J. McClure. 

GADBERRY.— In Blackford Co., Ind., 
Dec, 28th, 1874, Mary Ann, wife of 
friend James Gadberry, aged 40 years, 
8 months. 

She leaves a sorrowing husband and 6 
children to mourn their loss. Funeral at 
the house to many sorrowing relatives 
and neighbors by the writer, after which 
the procession moved to the Elizabeth- 
town graveyard and there consigned the 
body to the grave, there to await the res- 
ui'rection of the just. I. J. Howard. 
Companion please copy. 

KRIDER.— In the White Oak Congre- 
gation, Lancaster Co., Pa,, Jan. Ist, 
1875, brother Cornelius Krider, aged 
61 years, 8 months and 5 days. 
He was found dead in the barn. It is 
supposed he was engaged in feedingas 
he had the feeding box under his arm 
when they found him. He leaves a wi.o 
and five children to mourn their loss. He 
was a faithful member in the Brethren 
Churrh. On the 4lh his corpse was taken 
to Krider's meeting-house where the fu- 
neral sermon was preached to a large con- 
course of people, by brother David Gar- 
laoh from Hebrews 2:6" What is man 
that thouart mindful of him." 

A. W. ZuG. 

SWARTZ.— Fell asleep in Jesus, in the 
Perry Church in New -©ermanotwn 
Pa. Dec. 8th 1874, brother Levi S wartz, 
aged 50 years 11 months and 4 days. 

He leaves a mother widow .and an only 
dangliter to mourn their loss which we 
hope is her great gain. Funeral services 
by the brethren from Psalms 37: 37. 

Eld. Petku Long. 
TVORKMAN.- In the Danville Church, 
Ohio, Oct. 16, '74, sister Mary Ann, 
wife of brother James Workman, a"-ed 
44 years, 9 mouths and 9 days. Sis- 
ease unknown. She left a family of 
si-K children, two sou,s members ot the 
church. Funeral servioes by the 

The subject Of this notice is worthy of 
much respect In her younger days she 
was a member of the Methodist Church, 
but about twenty years ago she joined 
the Church of the Brethren, and was a 
consistent member, beloved by all who 
knew her. She took great pleasure in 
attending church. When her health 
would permit her seat was never vacant. 
In our councils her voice was always in 
favor of the "ancient landmarks which 
our fathers have set." At our Love- 
feasts her hands were always ready to do 
the work necessary to be done. In the 
sick room her cheerful countenance and 
willing hand was ever ready to adminis- 
ter to their wants. In our Sabbath 
school her class has lost a good, kind, 
and intelligent teacher. In all those pla- 
ces O, how we shall miss her. She ap- 
peared to have a presentiment of the near 
approach of her death. On the 3d of Oct, 
she went with her husband to Ashland 
Co., Ohio to fill an appointment. On their 
return their conversation was as to wheth- 
er Jhey ever would meet there again as 
they had, with the brethren. She re- 
marked she knew she would not. The 
day after their return home she was ta- 
ken sick, and on the 16th died. She 
bore her suffering without a murmur. In 
conversing with a minister slie said, "If 
it is the Lord's will to take me I a'.n 
ready to go, the will of the Lord be 
dune," Her funeral procession was 
much the largest ever known in this 
country. We feel to say the Lord be 
merciful to our bereaved brother, and 
deal kindly with the motherless children. 
Help them that when they come to the 
place where two roads meet, they may 
choose the straight and narrow way as 
their two older brothers have done, and 
that they and we may so live as to meet 
in Heaven to praise God forever and ever 
is our sincere prayer. C. Workman. 
lOompanion, please copy.] 


Daniel Bock .50 
Samuel Rupert 1,00 
Isaac Miller 1.60 
S N Wine .65 

D Gouchnour 1.80 
Kate Gambel 3,50 
Daniel Shrock 1.59 
Mart Eisenhon 3.20 
Catharine Cripel.60 
Samuel Miller 3.30 
S Musselman. 3,40 
MaryReddiok 1,60 
Wm C Teeter 0.30 
T M Kauffman 9.25 
Conrad Wamer l.GO 
D D Shively 7,50 
D W Wengert 1.60 
Abram Billman 1.70 
Nancy Burkot 1.60 
M Harshman 1,60 
Isaac Price 5.60 
W G Nininger 3.20 
Jacob Myers 1.00 

S K Falkenstein 4.45 

Samuel Ream 1.00 
James Murray 1.60 
J DEshleman 31.15 
Rebec' Wimer 10.00 
J B Angle 1.60 

H B Mitchell .1.60 
M Noflsinger 1.00 
Peter Beer ..50 

J Rosenberger 6.00 
New Berlin O 4,90 
F W Dove ,50 

Val Wimer 1.60 
JNCripe 9.00 

H H Brallier l.GO 
Jacob Stever 1,50 
Wm J Pursley 7. CO 
A Bomgardner 1.00 
Isaac Ruflf 1,00 

M R Henry 1.69 
Ella B Miller .50 
A Workman 
Jos Amich 
J P Hetrick 





It is quite pcnerally the custom to take strong 
liver stimulants iorthecureof liver cnmijlnint. and 
both the mineral ami vegetable kingdoms have 
been diligently searched to [irocure the most dras- 
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powerful efTect upou the liver, and arouse the lag- 
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Husk, Texas, May leth, 1R73. 
Dr. E. T. Pierce, Buflalo, N. Y.: 
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I had one of the best doctors to see her. and he 
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Trains will run on this road daily, (Sunday ex- 
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Trainsfrom Eun. Trains from Mt. DaVs, 

tingdon South. moving North. 

MAIL. BXi'S. STATIONS. Exrs. mail. 

p. M. A. M. P. M. A. JI- 

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6 65 9 05 Long Siding 6 30 8 35 

6 06 9 15 McCounellstown 6 '20 8 25 

6 10 9 20 Pleasant Grovo 6 15 8 18 

6 25 9 30 Marklesburg 6 05 8 08 

6 36 9 40 Coflee Run 6 55 7 66 

6 42 9 46 Rough & Ready 5 48 7 60 

6 50 9 56 Cove ' 5 40 7 43 
a 63 10 00 Fisher's Summit 6 37 7 40 

ar7 05 arlO 10 c„,,|,,„ Lc5 25 Le7 .30 

Le7 10 LclO 16 ^''•^':"" arS 20 ar7 25 

7 26 10 30 Eiddlesburg 6 05 7 10 
7 30 10 34 Hopewell 6 00 7 05 
7 46 10 4S Piper's Kun 4 48 6 66 
7 50 10 65 Brallier's Siding 4 40 6 4.'i 

7 65 11 00 Tatesvillo 4 35 6 38 

8 00 11 05 B. Run Siding 4 30 6 36 
8 07 11 10 Everett 4 23 6 28 
8 10 11 15 Mt. Dallas 4 20 6 26 

arS 30 aril 35 Bedford Le4 00 Le6 05 

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7 40 10 40 Conlmont 4 56 6 36 

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Our Mail- 

The Dioniing mail is here, and what a 
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are all here and contain, no donbt, ninch 
that is interesting and profitable. Then 
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Others again are complaining because we 
have their names spelled wrong. It is 
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would certainly puzzle the most expert 
reader to decipher some of our writing 
We only guess at it sometimes and when 
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There are a few writers who can put pith 
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A lew Thoughts- 
Being permitted to spend a few hours 
this afternoon in the Pilgrim family, we 
have concluded to devote partof this time 
in writing out a few thoughts for the va- 
rious readers of the Pilgrim. We, in com- 
pany with wife are on our way to the Dry 
Valley church, where we expect to attend 
a sei ies of meetings, and in which we ex- 
pect to be called upon to labor for the 
eternal safety of souls and in promulga- 
tion of the everlasting gospel of peace. 
But in viewing this work and duty from 
the standpoint of competent qualhication, 
it would appear to me that such poor crea- 
tures like we had as well torbear to make 
the effort; but we have learned from God's 
own pure word of truth that success in 
this great work does not mainly depend 
upon our strength and mental develoji- 
ment, but chiefly in our willingness to 
take hold of it, and labor as God may be 
pleased to impart grace to us. So it be- 
hooves me as well as all other christian 
men and women ta persevere, and ''svhat- I 
soever ou . hands and hearts find to do, do 
it with our might." While we may think 
that there is much being done in the way | 
of evangelizing the world, we still have 
the sad fact revealed to us in our daily in- 
tercourse with the world that-there is yet 
a great de!>.l to do. Our responsibilities 
therefore may be veiy great. 

Oh! for more divine grace; a deeper 
energy of soul ; a more confiding reliance 

upon God; a more genuine faith in hia 
promises; a more intense and sjmpathiz- 
ing love for one another, and greater anxi- 
ety for the safely and happiness of pre- 
cious immortal souls. May God help us 
all to labor more ardently and earnestly 
for the good of souls that we as his ser- 
vants aud hand maidens may, when the 
eve of mortal life lowers upon us in the 
twilight of closing day, return bearing our 
sheaves with us to lay them at the feet of 
our Master and reoeive his welcome to 
the feast of eternal joys ou high. 

Geo. Brumbaugh, 

"These are Hard Times." 

These are hard times was the expres. 
sion of a poor man that came to our door 
and asked for something to eat to-day. 
"I have," said he "been traveling all day 
through the snow, am tired and hungry 
and have no money. Oh, can't you give 
me something to do ? I'll do anything if 
you will keep me and give me something 
to eat." Of course we had nothing for 
him to do but we had something for him 
to eat, and of such as we had we gave 
him. This is no unusual occurence, as we 
have beggars at our door nearly every 
day, but there was a look of sadness de- 
picted on the countenance cf this poor 
man that made an impression on our 
mind, and even now while sitting in our 
comfortable room, we cannot help think- 
ing of the poor old man and his last word: 
"This will be a cold night. These are 
hard times," and as he uttered these words 
tears rolled down over his cheeks. Where 
is he to-night? Where are thousands of 
the poor to-night ?-without food, without 
sufficient clothing to keep them warm 
aud witliout shelter from the cold. Truly 
they can say, "These are hard times." 
Persons who are out of employment, out 
of home, out of money and nothing to de- 
pend on but the cold charities of the world 
know something about hard times, but 
wo who have our comfortable homes, and 
surrounded with plenty, have but little 
reason to cry "hard times." Let us, dear 
readers, think of this matter, and while 
we are so abundantly blessed with the 
good things of this life let us not forget 
the poor. Ti^ese are hard times for many, 
and we are all morally bound to give of 




our abundance to those who are in want. 
What indilierence is generally manifested 
to the poor beggar on the streets of our 
towns ! There are those who are clothed 
in purple and fine linen and fare sumptu- 
ously every day , and when the Lazarus-like 
approach them, they, in many instances, 
contemptously turn tliem away. But 
there is a good time coming for the truly 
poor. J. B. B. 

The Poor. 

There are a munber of brethren 
and sisters who desire to read the 
PiLGMM that are not able to pay 
for it. They make known their 
depressed financial circumstftnces to 
us, and about half expect that we 
will send them the paper. We 
have in most instances been doing 
so, but the burden is becoming too 
Lcavy. In addition to those who 
can not pay at all, there are those 
who send ua only a dollar and even 
less. Now brethren and sisters we 
are willing to do, and are doing all 
that our circumstances will permit, 
but we cannot possibly afford to 
send to all that ap[)!y for reduced 
rates and free copies. We have of- 
fered the paper at a reduced rate to 
the brethren living in districts where 
their crops have been destroyed by 
the grasshoppers and drouth and to 
all such we will freely send it, but 
there are poor brethren and sisters 
living in the midst of wealthy con- 
gregations that want the paper and 
ought to have it. In such instan- 
ces we should not bear the bur- 
den. In fact some persons aj)- 
pear to have an idea that printers 
are wealthy and make it a point to 
exact from us every cent possible. 
"Such a brother is poor and wants 
the piper and I think you should 
let him have it, perhaps he can pay 
a dollar or so," is a general demand 
of us. In a few instances the agent 
gives a part of his commission and 
and the rest we are expected to 
give. Now this is wrong. Nei- 
ther the agent nor we should pay 
for their paper. In congregations 
where there are poor brethren and 
sisters, the wealthier portion should 
throw together and pay for the poor. 
"We l)ave as much as we should do 

to help those who are isolated from 
the church, and we earnestly hope 
that our patrons will not be too 
hard on us. We feel like sending 
the paper to all who ask for it, and 
the fact 13 none should be refu.sed. 
Will not those who have enough 
and to spare help our poor brethren 
and sisters to pay for their paper? 
It is a small matter for you to give 
50 cents or a $1.00, but for us to 
give seventy- five or a hundred, it 
will amount to considerable. 
Please think of this. If there are 
those who feel like coutribuling 
something for the poor, it will be 
thankfully received. If we do not 
receive some contributions for the 
poor, we will be obliged to lose con- 
siderable, and even then not supply 
all with the paper. Now we do 
not write this iu any way to dis- 
courage the poor in sending in their 
«ames. Send them along and we 
will do all we possibly can for you. 
There is a great deal of -vealth 
among up, and those who have it 
ought to remember that he that giv- 
eth to the poor leudeth to the Lord. 
We therefore make our appeal to 
our brethren and sisters in your 
behalf, hoping they will be con- 
strained to help us bear your bur- 
dens. "Bear ye one anolhers bur- 
dens" is a divine command and wc 
think it is applicable in this way. 

J. B. B. 

Our Visit- 

On the morning of tlie 16th inst., 
we, with our little family started for 
Lewistown to attend a series of 
meetings to be held there. We re- 
mained with the brethren some four 
days and seldom, if ever, enjoyed 
ourselves so well. The attendance 
was good, the weather fine and 
the sleighing excellent, and it might 
truly have been said of us, we went 
from house to house nreaking bread 
and ate our meat with gladness and 
singleness of heart. It is true we 
had a few extras which we suppose 
the apostles did not hav^', but as 
the saying runs, these things are the 
re.=ult of the pressure of the times 
and we cannot well avoid them. 

This church seems to be in a healthy 
condition and the members general- 
ly alive to the cause. This is evi- 
dent from their regular attendance 
on tlie a))pointment^'. The church 
is under the care of Eld. Jacob 
Moliler and Wvo. How assisted by 
A. Spanogle, Geo. S. Myeas, S. J. 
Swigart and John Mohler, all men 
of ability aiid promise so that the 
church seems to have a glorious fu- 
ture before it. 

As we did not remain to the close 
of the meeting and our reporter has 
promised to give us a full account 
of it, we will close for the present. 
The brethren and sisters will please 
except our thanks for their kind- 
ness towards us while with them, 
and as the Pilgrim circulates large- 
ly among them we hope to have a 
pleasant sojourn with them during 
the year. 


Mail Eobbing- 

Never before was our business so 
embarressed and cri|)pled by loss 
of letters and money, through the 
mails, as it has been since the be- 
ginning of the present year. Every 
mail brings us information of mon- 
ey being sent bu' never received by 
us. This is not only a heavy loss 
but is exceedingly annoying, and 
we feel that it is about time to enter 
our protest. There are a tet of 
scoundrels employed somewhere, 
and it is the duty of the postal de- 
partment to see to it and have them 
discharged. Such highway robbery 
!-hould not be tolerated and we 
hope will not be much longer. 

In sending money our readers 
thouid try and make it as safe as 
possible. Postal orders are the sa 
f'est, drafts or checks are equally 
Sate. After sending money, if the 
pajjers do not come in a reasonable 
length of time, write again giving 
the amount, time and how sent and 
who for, so that the subscribers may 
get their papers, and if drafls,check,< 
or postal orders are lost we cau 
make inquiry after them. 

Continue to work for the Pilgrim. 
Back Nos. still snppHed. 



® e t i e M e i m ^t c r r n . 

Snblict) finb loir im Stantc, unfcie bcut' 
flic Slbtbcilnna mit tcutfd)cii a3iid)|1abcu 
jubrucfen. Xa* UntcriuDmcn tat uiiS 
side Jloflcn scnirfadit unb aupcrbcm »iel 
^artp 9lrbcit, urn ti jiiweae ju bviugen. 
Slberirir acbten bicfe Tinge fiiv nictt* wer.n 
mir nuv barbci bie 3iifrifbcnf)cit unfcrcr 
bcutfd)ett iSriiber criuerben tinmen, ^ebo^ 
licbe a^riibcr, ibr tiJnnt un^ba^ nid)t5iimn- 
tbcn,wenn ibr unt^ nidit cure nntcrtliiUiing 
gcbt, barum bittm irir end), rcdU vicic ©nb- 
fcribcnten jnjufdiictcn. . 3^r fonnt baniit 
»iel ®ute3 t&ucn, ni^t nur un«, fctibcrn 
axiij end) unb Stnbercn. 

— Unferc bcutfd)cn a3riiber fcUlcn unS 
aKitt^cilungen aHer Slrt am ber ®cmein- 
fi^aft jufdjicfen fo bafj ivnr bieBeitung rec^t 
nii^Itd) unb erbaulic^ nmc^cn ti>nnen. SBir 
n'ollen ber beutfcben 3(btbeilung unfere voU 
U Slufmertfamtcit jurocnben unb erwarten 
batjer, bnfiibr um fielfen Werbet. 

— 3?a ivir biefe 5[Bo(|e njegen cinc8 un« 
flcWDjinlidien ®efd)dft6anbrange« ttroai 
Winter .ganb getom men finb, fc tinincn wir 
eu* biefe SBoc^e nic^t fo »ie( 2^eutf(^ gebcn 
ali ivir gerne mcc^ten. 3)oc^, bittc, ^abt 
®ebulb mit un?, in turser Belt tserben t»fr 
atle^re^t mad)en. 

B@=. 2lbreffi re: 

H. B. Brumbaugh. 
P. O. Box 50. Huntingdon, Fa 

23erid)te »on ben 

Sr lib em. 

Sieber Sruber Srumbaug^ : 

3}u roeipt bap i^ 
ein Unterfluger beS " 9) i I g r i m' « " biu 
fcit fcinem 2(nfang. Um bag J^eutfc^e ju 
unter|iii|en, wia ic| etwa« in ber beutf(^en 
©prat^e fd)reibcn. 

SBir (cfen in Scf. dap. 59. a?er« 2, "Su» 
re llntugenben fd)eiben eucj unb euren®ctt 
Bon cinanbcr." 3Das 2Bort "Untugenb na(| 
bem englif($en ware "Scfe ©itten, (Sab 
•habits)." ©0 rcdre benuflud)en, fc^tooren, 
ju yiet trinfen, SCabad raudien unb fauen 
aQe llntugenben. 9fun ifl bie Srage, fofl- 
ten reir nt^t, wte ^.^autus fagt, in unferm 
©lauben, bie SEugenb barreid)en ? ®a gibt 
Ditie 2J?cnfd)en, unb felbft einige unferer 
Sruber, mel^e fo sicl SCabad rauc^en unb 
taucn, bap man f(^lie§en mup, bap fie ivc» 
nigilene in biefem Xinge nic|t tugenbbafl 
finb. ®tli^e roerben bofe, wenn man ba- 
son fiJridjt, unb beweifen bamit, bap fie fet« 
ne Warren d^riflen finb. 

®ejiern war ein Sruber bei un« unb roir 
fbrad)en »om "pilgrim" unb Companion." 
einige ber Sriibcr beflagen fic^, bap biefe 
Sldtter Jit »le( fofJen, ab'er, fagt'e bet Srit- 

ber, ti foftct fic siel mebr, fiir ibren Jabad. 
3n, ba« i|t iva^rlid) fo, ivenn" ti nicbt fiir 
ben .§cd)mut() ware, fo tfidt'J beffer gcbcn 
in ber SBelt. 

rod) Weil ibr teine langcu Slrtifci iviin 
fdiet, fo mill \&i t)ier fd)liepen, unb «crblcibc 
bein iBruber im .&errn, 

Wofc« Wilier. 

9}?ed)anic3burg, ^a. 


— Bro. E. Brallier says : "Our, 
(the Montgomery) branch of the 
Church, seems to be progressing fine- 
ly since we have our meeting house 
far euouga completed, to hold meet- 
ings in it. We have had a number 
of additions to the Church the past 
year. I trust our members will all 
lead a life of devotion, and the 
Church prosper everywhere. 

Query. — In looking over the 
Brethren's Almanac we find the 
names of about three hundred min- 
isters in Pennsylvania, and this 
State must border on New York f)r 
several hundred miles, and I do not 
remember that I ever savr any ac- 
count of any of the Brethren going 
to that State to preach. Why is it ? 
Can any one answer ? S. J. G. 

— Any person desiring to send 
anything to the needy in Kansas in 
this part of the State, wil pleae 
send the goods in the name of their 
friends addressed : "Relief Goods 
care of Mi. M. Nicolay and then it 
will go on the K. P. R. R. to Al)i- 
lene free of cbaage. 

Bknj. Horner. 

— Bro. J, S. Flory under date of 
Jan. 4lh says: I am on my return 
from a series of meetings held in 
Boulder county, (of wiiich more 
soon.) Found the members all well 
and encouraged with the prospect. 
So far we have bad remarkable fine 
weather for winter. Dry and pleas- 
ant, scarcely any snow. The holi- 
day festivals in this town and city 
of Denver were held in high style, 
especially by the different religious 
deuominationa. Much of which 
seemed to us mockery in the sight 
of God. 

— Bro. E. S. R. of Lime Springs 
Iowa says : "Dear Brother, I have 
been reading the Pilgrim for almost 
a year, and have not yet been able 
to pay for it. I wish now fo tell 
you the reason. 

Afier I sent to you for the paper 
my house burned down and all that 
was in it. Since then I have tried 

to lay by enough to pay for it, but 
so far have failed. In this I hope 
you will forgive me, until I can pay 
it. Eor the present year I suppose 
I musi try to get along without it, 
which will be a hard task indeed as 
I live away by myse'f and have no 
other way of having the truth preach- 

Hei-e, Brethren is a brother, that 
should have the Pilgrim and as we 
have hundreds of Brethren and sis- 
ters, who can pay for it, without mis- 
sing the small amount, may we not 
hope, that the necessary amount will 
be sent us? Brethren and sisters 
remember the S|iiritual wants of the 
poor. This is only one case out of 
hundreds, that are sent us and to 
whom we would gladly send the Pil- 
grim if we could afibrd it.. Any- 
thing, that our readers may send 
for this purpose will bet gladly re- 
ceived and put to a good purpose. 
Wtio will be first in sending a mite 
for the poor biotber's Pilgrim. 

— The editor of the Christian at 
V/ork when taking a look into the 
future thinks there will be great 
changes in our church service. Says 
he, "there will be less reading of ser- 
mons. When ministers deliver their 
earnest calls to repentance, or utter 
their solemn warning, or invoke a 
blessing of the Savior, it will be less 
through the leisure reading of the 
unimpassioued page, and more by 
direct earnesi preaching without the 
wall of paper between the preacher 
and his hearers. Indeed, already 
some of the most powerful preachers 
take no manuscript into the pulpit, 
preaching wholy without notes ; and 
they bear united testimony to the 
great advantage of t!ie practice." 
VV hether this change will ever oc- 
cur in the service of the popular 
churches of the present day we do 
not know, but it is certainly evident 
that the cold, formal, and indifferent 
manner of preaching at the pre-ent 
day is not productive! of much good. 
Fine speech, "the enticing words of 
men's wisdom,'' will tickle the ears 
of a pleasure-loving world, but that 
is all. To bring men and women to 
Christ we musi have the simple di- 
rect preaching of the gospel accom- 
companied with greater fervor. 
Away wich this vain philosophizing 
and rhetorical flourish. 



Ohrislian Unity. 

■'That they all may be one; as thou, 
Father, art in me, and I in thee, that 
they also may be one in us: that the 
■world may believe that thou hast sent 
me." John 17; 31. 

The great Author of our holy reli- 
gion predicted that so soon as the 
good seed of the Kingdom was 
sowed, the enemj', that old deceiv- 
er satan, would come and sow tares 
among the wheat. Accordingly we 
see that so soon as the blade sprang 
up, so soon as the good seed began 
to manifest itself, just so soon did 
tiie enemie's tares appear. 

The apostle went forth through- 
out the length and breadth of the 
land, sowing the pure and precious 
seed of the Kingdom and planting 
churches everywhere, but alas! how 
short a time did the church remain 
)iiire? Soon in the midst of these 
churches men arose speaking per- 
verse tilings to draw away disciples 
after them. Acts 20: 30. Not bug 
did the church have peace ; not 
long did she enjoy repose. Soon 
she had fightings within and fears 
without. 1 Cor. 7 : 5. Soon she was 
convulsed with disunion and inter- 
nal strifes. The apostles did all 
they could to reconcile these dis- 
cordant elements. They besought, 
tliey threatened, they predicted the 
awful results, but they could not 
stay the current, onward, onward 
flowed the tide of error in spite of 
all their efforts until it culminated 
ill that terrible apostasy, the papal 

We do not think it possible to 
expect too much in regard to union 
of sentiment. Oh what a high 
standard of unity otir Savior has 
placed before us ! To be one as 
the Father and Son are one. In 
the church of Rjme there was dif- 
ferences of opinion. The apostle 
talked with them and reasoned with 
them most kindly and affectionately, 
but he did not in t'le least cOU'ite- 
nance their bickerings. In the 
church at Corinth there was also 
divisions, but does Paul tell them 
that this is no more than what must 
be expected ? lie does not, but la- 
Imrs to impress upon their minds 
the imp)rtance of unity. Says he, 
"Now I beseech you brethren by 
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
that ye all speak the same thing, 
and that there be no divisions 
among you ; but that ye be perfectly 
joined together in the same mind 
and in thesamejudgmenl." — 1 Cor. 
1:10. How perfectly does the 
apostle's language accord with our 
Savior's prayer at the heading of 

this article. Paul does not tell his 
Corinthian brethren that it is suffi- 
cient for them, and all that is ex- 
pected of them, to be united on the 
e.-isentials, but he wants them all to 
speak the same thing, and be 
PERFECTLY join2d togetliei- in the 
same mind and in the some judg 
ment.^ What a union this! Surely 
sucli a union among Christ's fol- 
lowers would constrain the world 
ti> believe in him. 

But has our Savior's piayer ever 
been answered ? We know of no 
period in the church's history when 
she enjoyed that union and peace 
which is here pra_, ed for. But will 
it ever be answered ? Certainly it 
will. The church will ultimately 
roach perfection; all the remains 
of carnality will be txtracted, and 
she will become a perfectly pure 
and spiritual body. 

Again Paul tells his Corinthian 
brefhreu, "For whereas there is 
among you envying, and strife, and 
divisions, are ye not carnal, and 
walR as men?"— 1 Cor. 3 : 3. These 
things belong to the fleshly mind, 
and just so much as the church re- 
tains, just so far is she carnal, just 
so much of the fleshly mind still 
adheres to her. 

In the world we Eee a diversity of 
opinion on every subject, and this 
of course must be from the nature 
of things. There is not, nor can 
there be an internal union. The 
children of men often unite and 
form themselves into certain com- 
pacts in order to accomplish certain 
ends, and they will yield their 
judgments one to the other that 
they may come to some sort of agree- 
ment. But in the church of Christ 
tliere is but one law and one 
Lawgiver. The church is one mys- 
tical body, "For by one spirit are 
we all baptized into one body, 
whether we be Jews or Gentiles, 
whether we be bond or free ; and 
have been all made to drink into 
one spirit." 1 Cor. 12:13. This one 
spirit operates upon all alike. Di- 
versity of opinions is not the result 
of the spirit's operation, but the re- 
sult of the remains of the fleshly 

Paul tells us that "the law of the 
spirit of life in Christ J«sns hath 
made me free from the law of sin 
and death."— Rom. 8 : 2. The law 
of sin and death operates differently 
up in different individuals, produ- 
cing a diversity of disposilion.s or 
tiliaractere, and this diversity in the 
world is constantly causing strife 
and contention. Byt the liwof (lie 

spirit of life in Christ can harmo- 
nize these discordant elements. It 
can reduce this heterogeneous mass 
to order. It can polish and beautify 
every stone no matter how rough 
or unsightly it may be, and shape 
it to fit its particular place in that 
grand and noble spiritual temple 
which is built upon the foundation 
of prophets and apostles, Jesus 
Christ himself being the chief cor- 
ner stone. 

Even as the natural body is not 
one member but many, and these 
many members are so beautifully 
blended together, so skillfully ar- 
ranged that they form one complete 
and perfect whole, so the mystical 
body of Christ is composed of many 
members, and these members have 
a diversity of gifts, a diversity of 
operations, but if each of these ma- 
ny members is brought completely 
under the control of the spirit of 
truth, he will arrange them in 
proper order and will assign to each 
his proper function, so that there 
will be nojarrings, no discordant 
notes, but all will work harmoni- 
ously together, and work for one 
grand and noble end, the glory of 
God and the salvation of the world. 

The apostle in his letter to the 
Ephesians enumerates the diversity 
of operations which Christ has placed 
in his church. "And he gave," says 
he, "some apostles, and some proph- 
ets, and some evangelists, and some 
pastors and teachers." And for 
what purpose is this diversity ? 
"For the perfecting of the saints, 
for the work of the ministry, fir 
the edifying of the body of Christ." 
And this diversity shall continue 
"Till we all come in the unity of 
the faith, and of the knowledge of 
Jio Son of God unto a perfecf. man, 
unto the measure of the stature of 
the fullness of Christ." How our 
hearts swell with emotion when we 
contemplate that glorious period 
wlien tlie church shall be a unit in 
faith, and a unit in knowledge, when 
she siiall become a perfect whole, or 
as the apostle has it, a "perfect 
man" when she shall have come 
"unto the measure of the stature of 
the fullness of Christ." Oh then 
will our dear Savior's prayer be 
answered "That they all may be 
one; as thou Father art in n e, and 
I in thee, that they also may be one 
in us." For this glori' us ciinsiim- 
malion, let us all unite our prayers 
with the prayer of our adoralile 

The law of the spirit of life in 
Christ Jesus is the only divinely 



appointed law by which the church 
is to be governed, and just so soou 
as she adopts Paul's determination, 
to know nothing but Christ and 
him cruciiied, just so soon will she 
have union and peace ; but so far as 
she is controlled or governed by any 
other law, no matter how near it 
may approximate to the law of 
Christ, just so far will she have | 
strife and coutentiou. j 

The law that came by Moses, the 
apostle tells us, was holy, just aud 
fijood, yet it was wholly unable to 
deliver man from the power and 
the love ofsin, it became weak 
through the flesh. It had no life- 
giving power. It could not quick- 
eu a soul locked in the embrace of 
spiritual death. It could not ap- 
proach the inner sanctuary ot the 
soul. But blessed be God what the 
law could not do, the Son of God 
has done. He pardons us while we 
sin, and draws us off while he 
pardons alike from the love 
and practice of sin. No other 
law, no other power can do this, 
no decree of council, of synod, of 
conference. They may gain a par- 
tial outward conformity to their 
decisions, but they can never make 
the heart bow in willingsubmission. 
No power can do this but that 
power which emanates from the 
Son of God. He and he alone can 
still ihe tempest that rages within 
the soul; he alone can speak with 
authority to the surging billows, 
"Peace be still." That voice, and 
that alone can still the tumult, the 
tumult of doubts and fears that 
sometimes rages with such violence 
within the human heart, threaten- 
ing to engulf everything in ruin 
and despair. But to the sound of 
that voice there will succeed a great 
calm. No other voice from height 
or depth in the universe can ap- 
proach the inner seat of the soul's 
disquiet; none can rise high enough 
to reach God ; none can descend 
low enough to reach us. The soul's 
excuses will outnumber every hu- 
man command, every human argu- 
ment, but when the voice of him 
who spoke as never man spake shall 
resound through the chambers of 
the soul, that voice will insure in- 
stant and invplicit obedience. No 
excuse dare to be offered in the 
presence of that august Being whose 
eyes are as a flame of fire. Rev. 2 ; 

There is such a depth of dye in 
sin, such an intensity of evil in 
that terrible word, such a concen- 
trated poison, that no less illustrious 

a victim, no less costly a price was 
required for its expiation, no less 
precious a thing than the blood of 
Christ could wash it away. Noth- 
ing else can purge the heart from 
its defilement and effects. 

It follows from the nature of 
Christianity, that Christians are 
not simply individuals placed by 
the side of one another, but that 
they are a real and living unity. 
Christianity is a life, a divine life 
communicated to the church. Faith 
is the medium by which this life 
is communicated to the church, and 
establishes between the believer 
aud Christ, a real mysterious union, 
and as the church is composed of 
believers, all of whom sustain the 
same mysterious relation to Christ, 
so these believers form one body 
sustained and nourished from the 
same source. The eternal life which 
is in Jesus, and which flows fur one 
member, flows for all. 

The church has always felt the 
necessity of unity ; but she has thus 
far more or less labored under a 
mistake as to how this unity can be 
sustained. As we have said above, 
heresies soon made <heir appear- 
ance, and schisms soon threatened 
the church. To check this and re- 
store union and peace, the church 
had resource to councils, and these 
councils originate decrees, but the 
enforcing of these decrees instead 
of re uedyiiig the evil only made 
the breach widei. 

The first general council was thai 
of Nice convened by the emperor 
Constantine A. D. 325. This coun- 
cil was called because of the Arian 
controversy ; but did the decrees of 
this council bring about peace and 
unanimity ? Not at all. The divin- 
ity Qi Christ was decreed to be or- 
thadox faith. Arius was excommu- 
nicated. The sentence of the coun- 
cil was followed by another of the 
emperors, condemning him and his 
associates to baiaishment. Thus 
were they judged unworthy of the 
church's commission, and were de- 
barred from the society of their 
countrymen. But all this exercise 
of power did not destroy the error, 
it gre.v and flourished in spite of 
excommunication or banishment. 

Different theories succeeded each 
other respecting the nature of Christ. 
"Without controversy great is the 
mvstery of godliness ; God manifest 
in' the flesh."— 2d Tim. 3 : 16. So 
great indeed is this mystery that 
the human mind seems incapable of 
grasping it. At one time Christ's 
human nature would be denied, then 

his divine nature would be dispu- 
ted. One wf)uld teach (hat in 
Christ iheie existed two distinct 
persons. Another to avoid this er- 
ror would fail into the opposite 
extreme and teach that in him there 
was but one nature the divine, 
which had so entirely swallowed up 
the human that it could not be dis- 
tinguished. These controversies 
originated councils, and to councils 
succeed cresds and confessions of 
faith. But these creeds aud con- 
fessions, iustead of preserving unity, 
only caused more divisions and 
multiplied sects. When once the 
church will adopt the law of Christ 
and that law alone, and determines 
to be governed by no other rule, 
aud determines to enforce no other 
rule, then, and not till then, will 
she have peace aud unity. The 
Christian church is designed to be 
a theocracy. It is not a Republic, 
where the representatives of the peo- 
ple rule, Jesus is the King in Jesh- 
urim, his government is absolute; 
bis power is limited. 

And what a government is this, 
how just and equable are the laws 
of our King. Those who yield the 
most perfect obedience are those who 
enjoy the most happiness. These 
institutions are calculated to devel- 
op, or rather to create within us 
those holy affections, those domestic 
virtues which are at once the orna- 
ment aud streug;h of society. No 
system cf PhiiosO[>fiy can compare 
with the christiai) system. The ob- 
ject of t!ie Siuiu piiilosophy was to 
divest men of the-r juissions and af- 
fections, to make t'lem indifferent 
to pleasure or paia, to love or ha- 
tred. Christianity does not teach 
us to divest ourselves of our passions 
aud affections, (for these are given 
us for a good purpose), but it teaches 
how to control them. It does not 
make us indifferent to pleasure or 
pain, but it teaches us how to enjoy 
the former with pri^per moderation, 
and gives ns strength to endure the 
latter with patience, if not with 
courage. The true Christian is more 
keenly aliye to tiie emotions of 
love and frieudshi[) than any one 
else can be. To be iu a state of un- 
ion and communion with that Be- 
ing who is all love and purity, will 
certainly develop within us the pu- 
rest and holiest affections. And 
yet while we so sensibly feel every 
sleight and every injury, we may 
through the grace which this wis- 
dom imparts, patiently endure, aud 
enjoy a sweet and serene happiness 



amid all these adverse circumstan- 

The Stoics taught that their vir- 
tues all arose from, and centered 
in tiiemtelves. Not so does our sys- 
tem tt-ach, all our virtues arise from, 
and centre in Christ. Our great re- 
ward is not as the stoic thuught, self- 
approbation, but the approbation of 
God as revealed !o us by his Holy 
Spirit. It is this that enables us to 
bear anything, and everything. It 
is this seal of God upon our hearts, 
this earnest of the Spirit witbin our 
souls, this Spirit of our adoption and 
reconciliation with God that enables 
us to triumph over all ihe evils of 
this life. The firetaste of heaven 
will sweeten every bitter cup of life. 
Fellowship with Chiisc, will more 
than compensate us for a lack of con- 
genial society among our fellow mor- 

Philosophy may leach that a wise 
man might be happy in the midst of 
torture, but experience has often prov- 
en this theory untrue. Christianity 
has abundantly demonstrated that a 
good man will be so. Sycurgus 
placed courage first among good qual- 
ities. Christ placed piely first. The 
chief aim of the constitution ofSycur- 
gus was to make a nation of soldiers. 
The aim of Christianity is lo make a 
nation of peace lovers. "Peace on 
earth, and good will to men," was 
the holy sound that ushered in Chris- 
tianity. Not to destroy men, but to 
save ihem is the motto of our Chief 
Mattie a. Lear. 

Urbana, ML 

The Kingdom of God- 
In Pilgrim No. 1. appears an 
article from the pen of brother J. B. 
Lair under tlio above caption, in 
which he thinks he has given evi- 
dence plain and strong eiough, "to 
satisfy any reasonable mind,'' yet 
be seems to be h(dding back some 
more proofs for he #ays, "we desist 
until we are asked for more evi. 

Now I want to draw on brother 
L's reserve force, by asking the fol- 
lowing questions, and I hope he 
will bo kind enough to answer 

Brother Lair quotes passages of 
Scripture in which occurs the fol- 
lowing phrases, "Kingdom ofGod," 
and "Kingdom of heaven," but 
never once a passage saying King- 
dom of Christ, and yet he says, 
Christ is a king and has a king- 
dom. Question: la the term God 
a particular n \:n -^ apidying only to 

Christ, or is it a general name, ap- 
plying equally or alike to each per- 
son in the Holy Trinity? 

That answered, we will next no- 
tice the first paragraph in the broth- 
er's article: "Christ; has conceded 
or delegated his power to a portion 
of the human family." Now the 
word 'concede," when used in the 
sense brother L. uses it, means lo 
surrender. Question : Christ, ac 
coraing the brother, is a King and 
possesses kingly power, and if he 
surrendered that power to a portion 
of the human family," what power 
has he now, and what position does 
he occupy; that of a king who has 
abdicated ? 

Brother L. uses the word king- 
dom aud Church interchangebly. 
Are they synonymous terms ? . f 
not what are the technical defini- 
tions of the two words? Brother 
L. comes to the Lord's prayer, and 
like some preachers I have heard, 
when they get into the garden of 
Eden, he almost gets lost ; but I 
want to ask him why he prays the 
words, "thy kingdom come, " if 
that Kingdom has already come? 

Brother Ij. now comes to the 
first part of his text, and says he is, 
"very much at variance with pop- 
ery, but at the same time he sounds 
the principal bugle of popery by 
hoisting Peter, head and shoulders 
above the other apostles, in respon- 
sibility and power, when it is evi- 
dent that Peter was not fully con- 
verted, and afterward denied a 
knowledge of Christ. Now if this 
is proof of the brother's position, I 
think many will not wonder why I 
do not see it. 

Brother L. says, if we accept Je- 
sus as a Savior, we must necessari- 
ly accept his Kingdom." Butlmust 
confe.'-s that 1 do not see the analo- 
gy between a Savior and a king : 
Will brother L. explain? 

If Christ is king new, and has 
been king ever since his advent in- 
to the world, what part does the 
Father perform in the salvation of 
man, and what part is he acting 
now toward the king? What is a 
king? When did Christ become 
king, and where can I find the pas- 
age of Scripture proving the an- 
swer to the latter question? 

Brother L. asserts that Christ is 
proclained, "King of kings and 
Lord of Lords." Will hro'ther L. 
tell what proclamation was made. 

I re8])ei-tfully submit the above 
hoping brother Lair will make good 
his voluntary profpise in his aiticle. 

Note : I believe the Father is a 
King and has a kingdom. 

Martin J. McClure. 
Foriville Ind. 

Storm Bound. 

In order to wile away the t'me 
and give the readers of the Pilgrim 
a few'pencil items of Colorado life, 
times, &c., I now make advances to 
that purpose, being at this time 
"storm bound" awaiting more con- 
genial weather that I may go on my 
way homeward. 

I" a former communication writ- 
ten from Gi-pely, I said I purposed 
starting for home on the 5th inst., 
which I did, taking with me a gen- 
tleman suffering with asthma. The 
morning bid fair for a moderate 
winter day but we had not gone 
veryfar when unexpectedly a "north- 
wester" began to blow with frigid 
breath, gathering the snow that had 
fallen the day before in clouds so 
that we could see but a few rods. 
We hasted on to the first "ranch," 
1 2 miles from Greely, where we gladly 
'drew up' for the day. About noon 
the wind increased and it bfgan to 
snow from above as well as from the 
"ground up." We were however 
in luck, getting ourselves and team 
in good comfortable quarters. In 
the house we found one of those 
large old-fashioned fireplaces piled 
full of crackling logs, the burning 
of which was sweet music on such 
a day. Some of the society of the 
house was such that it is hardly 
likely our eastern readers would 
envy our position. The man of the 
house was an old settler and had two 
full-blooded Lidian squaws for his 
wives, with — I couldn't say how 
many little and big half-"Iujun8." 
TVith all this peculiar surroundings 
we fared well. The host was a man 
of more than ordinary intelligence, 
a man of wealth and full of big sto- 
lies of frontier life, he having been 
here for thirty-six years. He told 
usjmuch of the noted Kit. Karson, 
having been with him much. Also 
of Frtemont with whom he was 
formerly acquainted and acted at 
times as his guide. He told us 
much of the trials of emigrants and 
gold seekers during the-Pike's Peak 
excitement, of Indian depredations 
at that time, (fcc. 

About night the storm cea.sed, the 
clouds dispersed, but tiie night was 
cold. The next morning, after par- 
taking of a substantial hot break- 
fast at the hour of nine o'clock, we 
.set out down the Platte. Traveled 



about thirty miles and put up at a 
stock ranch presided over by a boy 
about iburttcii years oUl. Fiireii 
well aud next day came to this place, 
distance vwenty-fiye miles. This is 
also a stock ranch kept by a young 
man. When we arrived he was not 
in but we took possession and soon 
had a blazing fire ou tbe hearth. 
K'hen our host arrived he said ''all 
right;" so we thought when we set 
down to a sumptuous siuoking sup- 
per after a few days tasting. During 
the night "Boreas" got waked up to 
a roariug and whistling tone, and 
(hi3 morning he is ut work again 
with tbe mantle of white. We ven- 
tured to face the "zephyr," but after 
a short drive concluded it safest to 
beat a retreat, our friend /earing 
the result if we kept on. So here 
we are, Jan. 8th, sitting around the 
fireside 25 miles from home, await- 
ing a more favorable aspect in the 
weather. This is the first cold snap 
for the winter, therefore we should 
not grumble. This ranch called 
"Wild Cat," is one of some eight or 
ten of its kind owned by a Mr. Iliff 
the cattle king of the plains. He 
owns over twenty thousand head of 
cattle ; sli'pjied during the last year 
over two-hundred-thousand doilars 
worth of cattle; had an increase of 
calves in his own herds of over four 
thousand. He makes no prepara- 
tion whatever for shelter or feed 
during the winter. His ranches are 
por.s for his herders and herding 
ponies and places where he gathers 
ins ca'tle to hraud them onceayeai". 
His herders only see after his cattle 
at such times as he wants them gath- 
ered in to brand or ship them. The 
stock business is a great meavs of 
accumulating wealth in this Territo- 
ry when judiciously followed. 

In answer to many who have 
made inquiry of me, now having 
had a year's experience in Colorado, 
what do you think of it ? I will say 
I have no reason to take back any- 
thing I have said or written, and lo 
speak my honest convictions, I am 
to day better pleased with Colorado 
and the prospects ahead than at any 
previous period, aud more than this 
I could say but will not lest I be 
counted as one that overrates things. 
To others- that have their thougtits 
turned this way I will say, if you 
come, come as 1 did, feeling that all 
re.-punsibility must resi on your 
.self and not on iiuoiher. First de- 
cide v\ h.ether it is best in yoMr own 
jui'gment to go west, and in consid- 
tnnion of that matter weigh family 
feelings and the various surround. 

ings you must give up and compare 
them with what it is probableyou will 
gain in the end. if not acquainted 
with the country 3'ou propose going 
to, go and see it fir.?t. Don't go to 
a new country without some means 
unless you can see the way clear. 
Good health and a good will to 
work at anything honorable is cap- 
ital itself, and in case of a young 
man may do to depend oji, but in 
every event t! e moi'e means the bet- 
ter. That men have come here and 
got their "fingers burnt" is true and 
so it is of all other new countries, 
from the fact that they took hold of 
the ivrong end of things, or wai ed 
for something to turn up just suited 
their own peculiar notirn of things, 
instead of laying hold aud turning 
up something b}' which they could 
make an honest living. 

Very few persons that move to 
this Territory return after remaining 
a year or two, or if they do they 
come back again. Many such in- 
instanoes I have met with. The 
mode of farming and other things 
are so different here to what it is 
in the east that many become dis- 
satisfied almost from the first and 
gathering the fanciful pictures from 
the dark side, shun to look at the 
bright side aud soon leave disgust- 
ed, while those that remain and 
take a view of both sides, especially 
that of good health- — -the crowning 
glory of Colorado — conclude it best 
lo remain. Colorado has a dark 
side as weil as a bright one, and 
where is the country that is all gold- 
en sunshine? Not on this sin de- 
filed sphere. Paradise on ear,th is 
lust and he that would seek the 
wide world over for it will be dis 
appointed. Above only can we look 
for a land without a shadow — a 
home where our fond desiies may 
find their ideal of happiness. 

J. S. Flory. 
P. S. — The next day ailer writing 
tbe above the weather was more 
moderate so I came home and found 
all well. The weather is moderate 
svith about two inches of snow. 

Training Children- 

For the unbelieving husband is sancti- 
fied by the wife, and the unbelieving wife 
is sanotiiied by the husband : else were 
your children unclean; but now are they 
holy.— 1 Cor. 7: 14. 

In reading over brother D. C. 
Mooraaw's essay "Oa Traini"g 
Children," the text of scripture, 
above quoted, presented ii.aelf again, 
as it efien had before. The query 
liere arose : would it not be good 

policy, a good rule, and working in 

the spirit of good scripiure, to make 
it oblii;atory for all parents in mem- 
bership, to report to the elder each 
of their children, at the age of, say 
t\ve!ve years, so that the elder should 
go or send brethren to visit such 
childreu, to set befoie them, in an 
especial, candid, and impressive 
manner, the necessity of their not 
putting off their baptism beyond 
that age, so that they might be ad- 
mitted to the communion table, and 
all ordinances of the church. 

I believe it is generally conceded 
among the brethren, that their chil- 
dren stand in the church, by virtue 
of the atonement of Christ, made for 
all; the living, the dead, and those 
yet imborn ; so far as original sin 
contaminates. If so, then our chil- 
dren constitute tbe most spotless, 
pure, and precious portion of the 
church of the First- Born of them 
that slept. 

The idea of allowing them to 
stray away heedlessly, by parent, 
church, and child, which we all 
know to be a lamentable fact, is not 
only a want of care and watchful- 
ness, on the part of all three parties 
concerned, but easy-going, shiftless, 
inefficiency. Parents certainly have 
a large sba-e of responsibility rest- 
ing upon them, when children are 
young, but at a given age it becomes 
necessary, in most inslaaces, for 
them to commit themselves publicly, 
to "witness a good confes^sion," aud 
this I believe to be the most endur- 
ing hoM upon them. 

P. H. Beaver. 


Grow in grace ; because this is the 
only way you can be cer:ain that you 
have any grace at all. If we aim 
not at growth in grace, we have ne- 
ver been converted to godliness. He 
that is satisfied with his attainment, 
has attained nothing. He that sees 
so little of the promises of the in- 
ward, tiausforming, e'evating infiu- 
enc s of graces as to think that he 
has attamed all ho can de-ire, has 
never understood ihefirs! elements of 
a clirisdan lite which aspires after 
perfection; we have desires awakened 
which nothijg but complete holiness 
will satisfy. He, who says he is 
content wi h his p; ogress, never 
set (iUt to htaven. 

FRiE.MDSHtP.- an agreement be- 
tween two pei pie that nothing de- 
))r( ciatingly said by one of the oth- 
er shall ever couie to his knowledge. 




"And let us consider one another, to 
provoke unto love, and unto good works: 
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves 
together, as the manner of some is; but 
cxiiorting one another; and so much the 
more as ye see the day approaching." — 
Heb. 10: 24, 25. 

Beloved brethren and sisters, and 
all dying friends, in order to stir up 
your pure luinds, by way c.f remem- 
brance, I was induced to write this 
epistle; knowing that it is high 
time to awake from our sleep aud 
inactivity to a vigorous discharge 
of our dutifs we owe to God aud to 
one another, so that we may be well 
fortified against t!ie wilesol thedevii. 
"Grace and peace be multiplied un- 
to you through Ihe knowledge of 
God, and of Jesus our Lord." O, 
let us remember the glorious privil- 
ege we have and (liefacilitousaccees 
we have to tiie divine light sinning 
through the gospel. "According 
as his divine power bath given un- 
to usall things that pertain uuto 
life and godliness, through the 
knowledge of him that hath called 
us to glory aud virtue." Appreci- 
ate, dear children, the wholesome 
and soul-cheering promise and con- 
solation, "Whereby are giveu unto 
us exceeding great and precious 
promises, that l.y these ve raiglit be 
partakers of the divine nature, hav- 
ing escaped the corruption that is in 
the world through lust." Seeing 
then and experiencing the fillacy 
of man, the backslidiugs, the forget- 
fuluess of attending to the duties 
we owe to God ; the author ff our 
text had abundant reason to impref.s 
this solemn duty upon the minds of 
the brethren not to forsake the as- 
sembling of themselves together. It 
is in the congicgation of the saints, 
where spiritual strength is obtnina- 
ble, for the Savior has promised to 
be there in their midst to the limit- 
ed number of two or three. Ti:ere 
the sinner is reproved of his bal 
conduct aud warned of iiis danger- 
ous condition; invited to come to 
Jesus, by whom salvation isattair.- 
able through obedience to the means 
of grace revealed in his iuiiy gospel 
and his sins bioticd out. It is in 
the assembly of the sai.iis where 
the unwary can recuperate witat he 
hath losi, and accumulate st!eng;h 
to a most persevering steadfastness. 
Yes, it is there where the childreii 
of God as a united family can en- 
gage in singing tiic beautiful soui.'S 
of Ziou, as one unbroken band of 
brethren and sisters, bow before the 
great Jehovah, as one body, one 
heart, aud as one spirit, (filer up 

praises, thanksgiving, prayer, glory, 
honor, and adoration to him who 
liveth f .revermore ; and invoke his 
blessings, his favor and his smiling 
cduuteuance to overshadow us and 
dispel every gloom, anxiety and 
trials in life. Ilence the propriety 
and the necessity of heeding 
the aposlolic admonition, and he 
addi d, 'and so much the more as 
ye see the day approaching. 

\Vhethir the writer m^ans the 
da • of death or the dny of the 
Lord's coming is not so clear, and 
will in this respect not tuake any 
difierenee, if we die our labor here 
is finished, if the Lord comes per- 
sonally it is equally so. If prepared 
in either case we will meet his ap- 
probation, if unprepared the reverse 
will be the consequence. But as 
the coming cf the Lord and tiie im- 
mediate destruction of the wicked is 
more calculated lo strike terror into 
the hearts of the people, the Savior 
and the apostles dwelt quite fre- 
quently upon the eventful theme. 
Hence we believe that he had t'.e 
personal coming of the Lord in al- 
lusion. For there is hardly ever a 
sure sigu of approacliing death, but 
the Savior gave unmistakable signs 
of his personal coming, hence the 
apostle saying, "as ye see the day 
approaching." Hereby we under- 
stand something to be seen in the 
anproaching event. And brethren 
and sisters, do we not see the pro- 
phetic declaration, concerning the 
signs which precede the coming of 
the Son ot God, sjieedily receiving 
their fulfilment. Behold the great 
deception carried on in the popular 
work! under tlie garb of Christian- 
ity ! View the grand eilbrt made 
to unite popiiiar cliristianity under 
one head or leadership ! See how 
cunning and stealthily the great de- 
stroyer of everything pure and right- 
eous is in presenting iiiraseif as an 
angfl of li^hr, to ieid astray the 
weak - minded and unguarded, by 
perverting the true principles of 
Christiaiiity through misapplicalioti 
and niisrt presentation. Besides nu- 
merous others signs, such as wars 
aud rumors of wars, eartiiquakes,, famines, wonderful and 
powerful displays in the elements, 
aud before unheard of disasters, ca- 
tastrophes aud phetiomena in this 
material world. Aud above all the 
coldues-:, the lukewarmness of the 
true church, the false prophets, &o. 
"And because iniquity shall abound, 
the love of many shall wax cold." 
These are all prognosticating of the 
unmistakable and perhaps soon or 

sndden appearance of king Emanu- 
el. "But be that endureth unto the 
end, the same shall be saved," is a 
cheering promise, and a powerful 
sfimulint to press onward towards 
the prizeof the high calling of God 
in Christ Jesus. Wherefore ray 
brethren and sisters, let us be stead- 
fast, immovable, not swerving from 
osir duly whatever may oppose. Be 
firm in the observance of the gospel 
dutits v/ithout intimidation, though 
the prince of darkness may rise be- 
fore you like a mighty Apollyon, 
fight with David's sling a"d smooth 
pebbles, and in the name of the 
Lord God of Israel and you shall 
surely overcome tlie powerful giants 
that defies (he armies of the livinc; 
God. In conclusion I would say, 
remember the text. May God, the 
Father of all comfort, encourage us. 
May .Jfsus Christ our Redeemer bo 
with us as our Savior, and the Holy 
Spirit lead us and keep us in the 
truth to the sanctification of our 
souls; and may theTriune Godgrant 
us p happy admittance 'u the great 
assembly above to enjoy the sweet 
association of one another and the 
angelic throng in heaven, is my 
prayer. Leonard Furry. 

New Enterprise, Pa. 

The Easy Yoke. 

Take my yoke upon you, and 
learn of me, for I am meek and lowly 
in heart, and ye shall find rest unto 
y®ur souls.— St. Matth. 11: 29. 

To be a Christian, we must be a 
servant of Christ, and to be a ser- 
vant, we must be subject unto Him. 
Our subjection unto Him is symbol- 
ized by a yoke. We all know 
that the purpo-e of a yoke is lo 
unite orb'sKl together. So the yoke 
of Christ binds us together as Christ- 
ians, and to Him, who has said, 
that his yoke is easy and his burden 

The easiness of his yoke is not 
apparent to all, for many shun the 
yoke, as tl ough it was a great bur- 
den. Others complain of its weight 
and the sorrow, thev experience 
wliile wearing the yoke. Why is 
this? Is it not because our hearts 
ai"e proud and we being exahed try 
(0 wear Christ's yoke and the world's 
at the same time? But rtmember 
we cannot serve God and Mammon 
nei'.her can we wear Christ's yoke 
and the world's at one time. The 
Savior says, "Take my yoke upon 
you." Not a part of it, tut all of 

The love of the world creeps in 
our hearts aud then Christ's yoke 



becomes a great biirdeu ; thecom- 
ti:anclments are too plain and com- 
mon, and we will lighten the burden 
by leaving of part of Christ's joke 
and taking part of ihe world ■with us. 
But what a mistake ! Instead of the 
burden becoming lighter it only be- 
comes heavier. 

How then, can we make Christs's 
yoke easy? By being subject unto 
it with a lowly contrite heart, tor 
Christ says, "I am meek and lowly 
in heart." The love of the world 
must be banished from our, hearts we 
must learn of Christ to be meek 
and lowly in heart and we shall find 
rest to our souls. 

Hear the testimony of one, who 
has worn it, "His commandments 
are not grievous.'' Brethren and 
sisters, we who profess lo wear his 
yoke, have we found this rest to our 
souls ? Can we say, that his com- 
mandments are not grievous? IFe 
certainly can, if we have left the 
world's yoke and have taken Christ's 
upon us, for He will do His part, if 
we do ours. 

Come ye weary, and heavy laden 
with sin and folly, and take Christ's 
yoke upon you, and learn of Him. 
Come while life lasts, and take this 
easy yoke upon you, for a heavier 
yoke awaits thosCj who refuse to wear 
this easy yoke. 

Mary Horn. 

jRoseville 0. 

^m fl^i ^ M 

True Sayings- 

Persons who do nothing are 
most likely to criticise the works 
of others, just as a mole might find 
fault with an angel's ."style of flight. 
An iron key may open a golden 
Irpasury ; and leaden pipes convey 
pleasant waters. Our lusts are 
cords. Fiery trials are sent to burn 
and consume them. TFho fears 
the flame which will bring him lib- 
erty from bonds intolerable ? No 
one has measured the power of kind- 
ness, for it is boundless. No one 
has witnessed its death, for it is 

The genius of the gospel is liber- 
ality. Itself the most amazing in- 
stance of the divine munificence, 
its advent into a human soul is 
marked by an instantaneous expan- 
sion of its feelings and affections. 
When it comes in its fullness and 
dwells in its power, the curl be- 
comes beuutifui, the miser turns 
out a philanthropist, and the slug- 
gard issues forth a sleepless evan- 

If you have ever tried it, you 
must have been struck with the 

few solid thouijlifs the few sujjges- 
tive ideas which survive the perus- 
al uftlie most briliant of human 
books. Few of tlitiui can stand 
three readings, and of the memora- 
bilia which you have marked iu 
your first reading, on reverting to 
them you find many of them were 
not striking, or weighty, or original 
as you tliougiit. But the woid of 
God is striking ; it will stand a 
thousand readings, and the man 
who has gone over it the most fre- 
(pu-ntly and carefully, is the surest 
of findin'T new wonders there. 

There is one noble means of 
avenging ourselves for unjust crit- 
icism; it is by doing still better, and 
silencing it solely by the increasing 
excellence of our works. This is 
the only (rue way of triumphing; 
but instead of this you undertake 
to dispute, to defend, or to criticise 
by way of reprisal, you involve your- 
self in endless troubles and dis- 
quietudes, disturb that tranquility 
which is so necessaiy to thesueces;- 
ful exercise of your pursuit, and 
waste in harassing contests that 
precious time which jou should 
consecrate to your art or your du- 
ty. — The Ch ristia n . 

The Training of Ohildren- 

You ask me to give you a few 
hints m regard to the training ofyour 
children. How gladly would I do 
so, could I thiuk that it «ere possible 
for me to give you instruction. How- 
ever, as I have had much e.xeprience, 
I will, with pleasure, aid you if I 

And first of ail, dear friend, let 
not a morning go by, without, in its 
earliest hours, seeking the help of 
Him who has given inio your care 
these precious immortals to train and 
fit for his service. Ask for the Holy 
Spirit to strengthen your soul for the 
tasii entrusted io your hands. You 
need firmness, patifnce, the utmost 
watchfulness over y.iur own soul, the 
faith to wait, even while you work, 
for the fruit of your labor. Do not 
think that you will see quickly Jthe 
effect of your endeavors. Go^jdness 
is a plant of slow growl h, but ":'e 
that goeth furth and weepeth, bear- 
ing precious seed, shall doubtless 
come again with rejoicing, bearing 
his sheaves with him." Sow every 
day some "precious seed.'' VVa'ch 
that no noxiou-;, deadly weed put 
forth bud and blossom. Water with 
the dews of patience and love, and 
bye and bye a goodly plant, bearing 
lovely flowers and fruit, shall gladden 
your heart, when, as life declineth, 

you shall most need its refreshing 
shade. Ui, if we mothers could on- 
ly realize the honor, as well as the 
fearful responsibilitj-, of the trust re- 
posed iu us by Him, who confides to 
us these living souls ! When we foh! 
them in our arms, when their little 
heads rest on our bosoms, and their 
clear, sweet eyes are raised to ours 
wi h a faith ai.d confidence which her 
own ac'Jons alone can injure, let us 
remember that to us they will owe in 
a great measure, nay. almost entire y, 
the future happiness or misery 'of 
their lives. And shall W3, by our 
neglect and carelessness, give into 
their hands a stone, when they ask 
us for bread ? If mothers would only 
reflect, would only withdraw their 
minds from the restless pursuit of 
pleasure and consider the sacred 
claims of their children upon their 
time and attention: I think we should 
see oftener noble, upright men, and 
good, true women. Let us first lay, 
broad and dee;), the foundation of 
truth in their minds; not only teach- 
ing them 10 speak it, but to love and 
honor it as an attribute of God, to 
cherish it as raising and bringing 
them, as it were, nearer to him. It 
does not need a very intimate ac- 
quaintance with socifcty to become 
painfully aware that our young peo- 
dle are woefully ceglectful of this 
most ennobling virtue. It has been 
neglected in their home trainiog. 
They have not been taught that it is 
"a garment of praise," a "crown of 
honor," lo him who possesses it. 
We mourn this, "but how shall they 
know except they be taught?"' On 
us mothers^ especially, devolves the 
work of fitting our children to fill, 
with honor, the station to which it 
shall p'ase God to call thtm. I think 
even before we teach them obfdienc>.\ 
we should teach them truth. Diso- 
bedience may be concealed from the 
most watchful eye; but if our chil- 
dren love the truth, ic will notbe diffi- 
cult to learn from them their conduct 
when absent from us. Having not 
the faith of the Cross, at tais ear'/ 
age, let us teach them the faith of 
honor; and then, with Gods help, 
it will be a labor of love and com- 
parative ease, to mould a character, 
which, in coming years, many "thall 
rise up and call blessed." — Ueligiocs 

— We carry ourselves but too nice- 
ly with Christ our Lord ; and our 
Lord loveth not niceness, and re- 
serve and dryness in friends. Since 
need-force that wemustbeunderobli- 
gation to C'hrist, then let us be un- 
der obligation. 



Our Scrap Basket- 


From the American Christian 
-Revieio, we learn that a certain Mr. 
W. S. Culbertson, of New Albany, 
Iniliiina, has fitted up and furnished, 
at !iis own expense, a larffe substan- 
tial building to be known and u-;ed as 
the Widow's Home, pnd is sufficient 
to accommodate some thirty persons. 
It is well 8up[)]ied with all necessary 
conveniences suiEciently so as to ren- 
der it a pleasant aud comforiable 
abode for those who have been de- 
prived of their side companion, aud 
have no home of their own. The 
ius'itntion is governed by an excel- 
lent set of rules, which will likely 
give general satisfaction, and secure 
for the establisiiment a set of moral 
;ind truly worthy inmates. This 
benevolent enter.urise certainly re- 
flects cre-lit and honor upon the 
name of its philanthropic originator, 
and is not only commendable but 
worthy of imitation by those who feel 
to lend a helping hand to relieve the 
wants of suflieriag humanity. 

— Broiher Wm. Mallory, of Cum- 
berland Co., Va., under date of Dec. 
30, 1874, says : "Can't you come, or 
send ns; a sneaker to settle among 
us? There is neir one half of the 
State of Virginia iu which the Breth- 
ren's laith has never been preached. 
The Brethren generally seem to sow 
the mojt of ihe gospel seed in the 
WfS'ern part of the State, while the 
Eastern part is left barren." 

We do not give the above to re- 
flect dishonor up m our faithful and 
Jiard working ministers of Virginia, 
but to more | articularly call tlie at- 
tention of the Brethren to this iocal- 
ity, and a's:>, offer a suggesiion or 
two relative to making the best pos- 
sible use of our speakeis. 

It seems that the world aud a part 
oft le church al.-o, are full, or trying 
to get full, of plans for the preaching 
of the gijsi^e', and exiending the bor- 
ders of Zion. If there is any virtue 
in jj/rt«.s we certainly are bordering 
00 to perfection. But the fact of the 
matter is, we have too many plans 
already. It is work that we want 
and not plans. Many have been 
waiting for, and urging the Annual 
Meeting to adopt plans lor the spread- 
ing uf the gospel. How long do you 
suppose the apostles hung around .Je- 
rusalem, waiting for an Annual 
Council to iidopt plans for them to 
"Work by in spreading the gospel ? 
The only commission and authority 
they had was to go into all the 
world aad preach ihe gospel to every 

creature. This was their commission 
and plan ; they did not wait for an- 
o;her plan but went to work, not 
making plans, but preaching the gos- 
pel. This they did everywhere. They 
were not your fine die.-sed thousand 
dollar preachers either. Though 
some of them seem to have been fine- 
ly educated yet they were not affai ' 
to work and labor with their own 
hands. Thousands of good and hon- 
est peop'e gladly heard and obeyed 
their teaching-^, and thus communi- 
ties of be' ie vers tvere established all 
over the whole civilized world, and 
in course of time Elders were or- 
dained in every cluirch, where the 
gospel was not ouiy preached but 

The question may be asked, how 
did the apostles and ancient preach- 
ers live while spending their time 
in preaching the gospel"? We answer 
their good hearted brethren admin- 
istered unto .their rieeessities, and 
when the supplies iu this way were 
not sufficient for their support while 
in the field, they worked with then- 
own hands. Tney were men who 
were neither afraid nor ashamed to 
work. All of this they did without 
making any great parade abouc the 
matter. And ii is the duty of God's 
people to do the same now. Our 
ministers should do ail the preaching 
that their circumstances will allow. 
This is neiiher more nor less than 
what God requires of them. When 
they have once done this their whole 
duty in this partiouLr is performed. 
It you have the means and time to 
spare, go where preaching is needed, 
labor to build up a church on the 
foundation ofthe apostles ar:d proph- 
ets. Frcach the word, the whole 
gospel. Ins'.ead of having from four 
to eight preacheis at a meeting divide 
out two ai2d two, and I am satisfied 
a vast amount of good will be accom- 
plished i,i the name of the Lord. But 
here comes another question : 
Must pi-e.iohers bear this cross alone, 
and all the church bo free? 

Our answer is, let every member 
administer unto th.e wants of the 
ministers as the Lorvl has prospered 
him. We need not bother our brains 
about an exiensive plan for this. 
The brethren who su})plied the 
wants of Pan! did not wait two or 
three years for somebody to get up 
a plan. We iiave a host of good, 
free liearted uieuibeis iutiie church, 
who freely hwe the cause and will 
give boiiotifully of their means for 
the Master's work if they" are only 
taoght what is their duty lu this 
respect. Let our preachers teach 

what the gospel says on this as well 
as all other points. Let our minis- 
ters preach the gospel freely, where- 
ever they can, aud if he is truly a 
worthy man, and his congregation 
is properly instructed, they will 
certainly not let his family suffer. 
We need working [ireachers and 
liberal members. We want no 
drones in the Master's iiive. 

We have long been of the im- 
pression that the Brethreu should 
make far more exertions tovvards 
preaching the gospel in localities 
where it is not known. The gospel 
in all its primitive purity should 
be made known to every person in 
our country. But somebody is 
ready to say that ministers who 
have families to support cannot af- 
ford to leave them to suffer while 
they are thus engaged iu preach- 
ing. We remark that it is ihc duty 
of each member to put his shoulder 
to the wheel aud help the ministers 
push the good work along. Do not 
conclude that the laity can go to 
heaven on flowery beds of ease, 
while ministers mu«t toil to win the 
prize, aud sail through troubled 
sea-. This is not the work of oue 
man, but the imperative dulj' of 
all, each must cake a part of the 
burden upon himself. To do this 
we need no legislation, we need no 
decrees, we need no human and un- 
scriptural plans. It is work, act- 
ually work that is needed to push 
the great Cause forward. Tne laity 
not only wants to see that the work 
is done, but help do it. Help men 
who tiy to help themselves. The 
man who is able to preach, and will 
not unless paid for it, is certainly 
not fit for the place. It is good 
liOnesi, hard working and truly de- 
voted men that you want to push 
into the field. Men who have prov- 
en themselve.s to be worthy, men 
who will not full to declare the 
whole counsel of God, men who 
will firmly hold on to the form of 
sound words, men. who will contend 
for the faith once delivered to the 
saints, men who are not ashamed 
to preach the plain aud true gospel 
of Jesus Ctirist, men who think too 
much of the Master's cause to spend 
time reading nonsense or engaging 
in looiisii topics. Such noble heart- 
ed and truly devoted men J am sat- 
istietl we (lave among us, such luen 
as these should spend the greater 
parf of their time iuthe field, and tlien 
let a good set cd' truly devoted mem- 
bers see that !iis family i^ wi-U |)rc- 
viiied for, let them give as .he Lord 
has prospered theui .bearing in miud 



that :q the tuture world, side by 
bv side they shall staud with their 
noble minister aud together, from 
the same impartial hand receive au 
abundant reward lor their labors of 
love On earlL. 

— We read quite a numberof pa- 
pers published by various religious 
bodies, but could uot read all that 
are ])uuli5hcd even if they were 
sent to us. But amongour nuiner- 
ous readers, no dnubt the greater 
part of the American Journals are 
read more or less. This gives ns 
room to makethefoUowiug requests: 

I. If any of our readers should see 
an article, in auy paper, or paper-;, 
written against our practice, tliey 
will confer a favor by clipping it 
out and send it to us. Or if you are 
willing to spare the paper send it 
with the article marked, as we have 
not time to read over all the papers 
coming to my address. 

2. If you know of any matter of 
the kind, that has already been 
published, and you liave the matter 
on hand, we will be glad to receive 

II. I think the World's Crisis, 
published at Boslon Mass., contains 
several articles against trine im- 
mersion. The papers containing 
such articles, we would like to have. 
Who will send them? These send- 
ing us papers, should not expect us 
to return them, as that would in- 
volve us in l03 much expense. 

3. Tracts of any and all descrip- 
ti* n we are always glad to receive, 
and aiui to give them a careful ex 
amination. We aim to examine 
bcth sides of all questions. 

4. If any of our readers have on 
hand a pamphlet on any religious 
topic, that they think would be of 
any benefit to us, they will drop us 
a rard, giving the title, and stating 
their williogness to part with it, 
and if we have; not seen the work 
and like it, we will then order it, 
and give the sender one of our 
pamphlets in return. We observe 
this rule S( as not to get too many 
of the same kind on hand. We 
have spent a good part of our spare 
means collecting a library, and wish 
to make it as complete as possi- 

— We would like to procure the 
I, II, [II, and IV volumes of the 
Gospel Visitor bound and in good 
order. Who has theiu (o spare? 

— Any one having a good copy 
of '"Winchester on the Pr.p'hecies to 
sell, will please give notice of the 
same and price to John D. Broivu, 

Champaign City, III. He wishes 
to procure a copy of the work. 

— Brother Jacob B. Lindis ol 
Flora, Carroll Co.. Ind. after or- 
dering a bunch of our late tracts on 
Campbeliism says : "I have your 
Trine Lnmersion and Perfect plan 
of Salvation, and the Campbelhtes 
here doti't know how to dispose of 
them, so I want to give them a lit- 
tle more of the same sort." 

— Micajah Grim of Joseph's Mills, 
Tyler Co., W. Va., says: "I have 
lately been baptized by trine immer- 
sion, and have, also, baptized tea 
others in the same way." 

— To-day, January 15. we filled 
out ail the orders for books, tract«, 
&c., on hand, aud hope that in a 
few days the v;orks will reach the 
parties ordering them. We may 
have made sirae mistakes filling 
out so many orders, and if anything 
of the kind is noticed, we wish to 
be intbrraed of it at once, that we 
may makethe matter all light. As 
we used a little smaller type in the 
last edition of our Irine Immersion, 
we have been enabled to add some 
28 questions and answers, which 
will be found in the back part of 
the work. 

— To brother D. B. Gibson, of 
Mo,, we remark, that we start ofc 
Macon Co., to-morrow, where the 
committee on missionary work 
meets, and as to reporting what 
plan we shpll agree upon, we will 
be governed by the other aiembers 
of the committee — keep an eye on 
the Scrap Basket. 

— A copy of the Brethren's Al- 
manac for 1875 is now befoie us. 
We admire it very much, and is 
muoh belter gotten up than any 
previously published in our frater- 
nity. The title page is not only 
beautiful, but really instructive. 
Though we are not engaged in Al- 
manac making, nor have no desire 
for running the business, yet we 
feel like making a few suggestions 
about the conten's of the Almanac 
for 1876. Instead of having bio- 
graphical sketches and miscellane- 
ous reading generally, let our edi- 
tors employ some gifted pen to 
write out a pretty complete state- 
ment and defense of the Brethren, 
and it is more than likely that ihe 
work would not only be more in- 
structive and beneficial generally, 
but would likely meet with a great- 
er circulation than what it has ever 
had. Wo do not give this in a 
fault finding way, but offer it as a 

suggestion for our editors to think 
over, believing it not only a duty 
but also a privilege to make the 
best possible use of ink and paper. 

— We have on hand quite a nnm- 
be.' of queries sent us for answering : 
we will attend to them just as boou 
as we get time. 

Church News- 

As some of the 'S. J. brethren 
wish to hear from me, after my 
visit there through the papers, and 
as you will now have the privilege 
of ijiving them this information 
through the "Pilgrim," I will just 
say that I left my home in Phila-- 
delphia on the morning of the 20th 
of November. Was met at the sta- 
tion at Lambertville, by brother 
G. P. Wilsi^n and taken to his house, 
and ii'om there to the church, tried 
to p(each there that evening, and 
from that time forward fill the 
evening of the 24th, when our meet- 
ing: closed as far as mv labors in 
person were concerned. Brother J. 
K. Riner labored with the church 
some days before I was there. The 
church in N. J. is under the care of 
brother I. Poulson, assisted by Bro. 
Huppoek and brother Hyde. The 
church is in an apparently healthy 
condition. The members all seem 
to be alive to the interest of the 
cause of Christ. We hope God will 
bless them in their earnest endeav- 
ors for his glory. 

The church here in the city is 
still alive to the cause of thf Mas- 
ter. Notwithstanding the efforts of 
some to cry it down, who are mure 
willing to accept of supposed truth 
thua truth itself, a.s sveW also others 
who, write in ourperiodicals at ran- 
dom, knowing nothi g of the church 
here but what they obtain froto 
busy rumor. How much better it 
w(.uld be for brethren who cry for 
"Ancient Landmarks," if they 
would inform themselves as to what 
they were saying, before they raise 
the cry. The church has opened a 
mission Sunday School in the city, 
and the success is far beyond our 
most sanguine expectations. We 
also use the mission room for preach- 
ing, so that all the candid can see 
at a glance that the church is not 
i'lie here. May you be prospered 
in your work and labor of love is 
our prayer. J. P. Hetric. 

1012 'Marshall St. Phila. Pa. 

Note. The above should have ap- 
peared sooner, but by some means 
was waylaid until aov. Ed. 




Notes of Travel- 

December 10, 1874. 
Editor Pilgrim : — 

Myself and brotlier G. 
W. Dale left home Saturday morn- 
ing, November 1st, and attended a 
meeting at 11 a. M. in our district, 
and at night at brother Bear's 
school-house, two miles south of 
Cheuoa, McLaue county. Went 
to Cheuoa next, raoruing,'aud|took 
the train at 1 A. J[. arriving at 
Bloomiugtou at 2:30 a. M., where 
we changed cars for St. Joseph, 
Missouri, going via of Kansas City, 
Missouri, and Atchisou, Kansas. 

We arrived at St, Joseph on the 
morning of the 3d, and again chang- 
ed cars for Fairburg, Nebraska, 
where vve arrived at 4:43 P. M., 
same day. At this point we took 
a private conveyance for Jewell 
City, Jewell county Kansas. Trav- 
eled fifteen mile^." Staid all uight 
with friend H. Lutor, and was 
kini'lly entertained. Arrived at 
Bellvilie, Republican county, Kan- 
sas, where we took dinner. Cross- 
ed the Republican River at Scau- 
diflna. Here we found very nice 
prairie aud plenty of good water, 
but timber is scarce. South of this 
point a few miles there are brethren 
living, but we did not know it at 
the time. 

The night of the 4th we staid 
with friend Taylor Gaston. We 
arrived at Jewell City, in the after- 
noon of the 5th After partaking 
of refreshments we took a walk 
through the city. Lale in the af- 
ternoon we (started on our journey 
and arrived at cousins Ellas and 
Noaii Dale, brothers to G. W. Dale. 
These are young brethren. Staid 
with them a few hours, and took 
supper. vV( then vsent to David 
Da'e's same evening, where we re- 
mained all night. Found them all 
well. On the 6th we went to visit 
the brethren and, at night bad 
meeting at. bi'oUier David Dale'?. 

On the 7th we went to lona, stop- 
pet a few moments and left an ap- 
pointment in the Tona school-house 
lor night. Then went to brother 
Caleb Kinsey's, a deacon in the 
church. Took supper, and tlien 
went to the place of meeting. Had 
a good turnout and good attention. 
After meeting went home with 
brother David Balliei, where the 
brethren held tiieir rotation meet- 
ing on Saturday, tlic 8tli,at 11 A. Ji. 
And after meeting, by request, we 

went home with a friend by the 
name of Brinkworth, to see his son, 
a member of the church, as lie was 
not able to attend meeting. At 
niglit had meeting again in lona.' 
Had good order and attention. 
Think that there might be good ac- 
complished here if they liad meet- 
ing ofteuer. There are about twen- 
ty members living close around the 
village, aud the nearest minister 
the brethren have is about seven 
teen miles. After meeting went 
home with brotlier George Mont- 
gomery, a deacon in the church, and 
staid all night. 

On the 9ih, went to Glenelde; , 
Michael county, on the Solomon 
river. This is a i)eautiful country. 
On the 10th, 11th and 12th travel- 
ed around through to see the breth- 
ren and sisters. Found them all 
well, but a good many in limited 
circumstatces on account of grass- 
hoppers and the drouth by which 
they lost their entire crops. We 
think it a duty all the brethren and 
sisters have to perform to alleviate 
the wants of these distressed peo- 
ple; all bretiiren who have any to 
to spare should cheerfully lend a 
helping hand, as they have iiot 
grain enough to carry them through 
and plant another crop. 

On the 13th, we left in the morn- 
ing for brother Allen Ives, elder in 
this district. Was conveyed by 
brother Montgomery . to brother 
Ives' place, about seventeen miles 
from lona, where we had meeting, 
and at night had meeting in the 
Town Hall in Burr Oak. After 
meeting went home with elder Ives. 
This is in Jewell county, about nine 
miles from the stale line on the 
north, and about two hundred 
miles from the eastern boundary 

On the 14th started for the rail- 
road north, in Nebraska- Was con- 
veyed by brother H. Faidley to 
brother W. Grubb's where we took 
dinner. After dinner brother 
Grubb conveyed us to brother Hen- 
ry Myers', where ws spent the even- 
ing in exhortation and singing, with 
those young members. Was kind 
ly entertained- On the 15th con- 
tinued our joujncy. Was conveyed 
by brother Myers within about 
twelve miles of Edgar, Clay coun- 
ty Nebraska, where we took the 
train for the eastern part of Kansas. 
TFe will just say to all the breth- 
ren aud sister?, that tliey have our 
thanks for their kindness shown us 
while traveling through their coun- 
try, aud wishing the blessing of 

God, boih spiritually and tempor- 
al, upon you all. 

We. arrived at Edgar at dark. 
Stopped all uight in a boarding 
house. While traveling through 
Knuckle county, Nebraska, we 
were overtaked by a man who knew 
us to be members of the German 
BaptistpChurch. He desir-id us to 
stop and stay with his folks a day 
or two, for they wished to unite 
with the church, as they were ac- 
quainted with the'brethren in South- 
ern Illinois, but could not as we 
had sent an appointment ahead, 
(ibrget the person's name.) They 
live south-east of Edgar, about sev- 
en miles. 

On the 16th took the train at 
5:45 A. M. for Troy Junction" east, 
and at 5 p. M. changed cars for 
Atchison where we staid all night. 
On the j^l7th took the" train for 
Gra shopper Falls. Got through at 
2 p. M. Then traveled two miles 
on foot to uncle Andrew Rod's. 
This is in Jefferson county Kansas. 
Took dinner, and then vvent to 
Ozawkie, eight miles where we had 
au appointment in the Brethren's 
meeting house. Staid in the neigh- 
bor hooil five or six days, and had 
five meetings; vi-titing in the day- 
time aud meeting at night. Saw a 
good many brethren and tisters, and 
found them all in good health, with 
exception cf bad colds. Here I 
found a good many relative that i 
never saw before. 

On the 23d, we left for Atchison 
aud Brown county and while trav- 
eling through found lour more of 
my cousins, David and Jacob 
Eager. On the 24th, went to cous- 
in H. Small's and stayed all night. 
This is in broihtr Hiram Sawyer's 
district of the cliurel:. Onthe25lh, 
■ivcnt to cousin Theophilus Jacque's. 
He is a deacon in the church. Took 
supper aud at night had meeting 
in his school house, had good atten- 
tion. On the 26th started on our 
journey for home. Tool: the train 
at Atchi-.f>n, and arrived home at 
5: 10 P. M. on the 28th. Wis de- 
layed on the road on account of 
snow drifts at Louisiana, Missnuri. 
FoUiid all well, thank the Lord for 
his kind and protecting care. 
Yours fraternally, 

K. Heckman. 
Cornel, 111. 

In Memoriam- 

Novemba- 28th, 1874. 
I received a telegraph message 
from brother Burger, on the 25th of 



Nov., requesting nie to preach a fun- 
eral discourse for his son. and with- 
in three l;ours I wasat ilillersburgh, 
Holmis ( 'o., and \v;i3 met by friend 
]\lii Fair, Jr. He conveyed mc to 
his house, near brother Burger's. I 
remained all niglit with frioid Fair 
and firmiiy. They are warm liearted 
Chri-tian fiiends. 

On the fo' lowing morning I went 
to Bro. Burgei'sandfoun^ them deep- 
ly in SOI row, saying :"Our little son 
Edwin Orlan(lice,is dead; he will ne- 
ver come to us again in this world " 

1 visited the chanibei-, wherein the 
little bark 'ay; I sorrowed with 
the afflicted family, as Jesu5 Wrpt 
with Maiy and Martha. I then 
gave them s ime words of comfort, 
boon the friends an : neighbors came 
together, ;,nd brother Shutt bringing 
the coffin, the liti,le form was laid in 

The funeral services then began by 
the singing of the 591st hymn, after 
Avhich we read the 90th Psalm, and 

The friends of the family, lakiog 
iheir final farewell of the deceased, 
the funeral procession was formed 
and moved slowly and sadly to the 
fami ly burying ground, on the farm, 
where Bro. Samuel has a little broth- 
er and sister sleepii g i:i Jesus. The 
SUSth hymn was sung while fillirjg 
the grave. 

After the service at the grave we 
repaired to tlie Sugar Creek meet- 
ing house and 1 preached a funaral 
discourse from the 18th chapter of 
Matthew, first verse. I was ably 
assisted by Elder Shutr. 

After the sermon, we read the age 
of the deceased as follows : "Edwin 
Orlandice, son of Samuel J. and 
Mary Bnrger, was born July 30th, 
A. D. J 872, and departed this life 
November 25th, A. 1). 1874, aged 

2 years, 2 months and 25 days. His 
disease was brain fever." In tl e 
opening of our meeiiug, t. e 578th 
hymn was used, and in closing the 
570th hymn was used. The little 
sufferer lay about 16 days and suffer- 
ed intensely. 

Tie above reminds me of the 
touching iixiderit rela'ed in the book 
of Kings. We have the portrait of 
an afflicted mother siilirg down 
with a dead child, in ihe sorrow of 
her heart, to leel her loss and bewail 
it. Or,eday this little boy went out 
into the fields, where (is fat' er was 
employed m cutting i;i'rtin. While 
there, the harid of disease was hid 
upon him. Leaving his tports, he 
went to liis father, and pressirg his 
liciie iiands unon his throbbing; tem- 

ples, cried out : 'Oh, my head ! my 
head ! "' The father sent him home 
to his mother, and on her ki ees be 
sattil' noon, bui-ying liis fevered face 
in her losrm and died. As this 
liitle bo\ went to his father in the 
fie'd, so brother John Burger, the 
grand-father to the child, said Edwin 
Orlandice would go with him to the 
corn field, to ga'her in the full 

It is true, Bro. J"hn and sister 
Sophia, you call to remembrance the 
walks and prattling of your little 
grandson, but this is not all, for 
whi'c you are moving a'ong through 
your firm, you will often cast yc ur 
eyes upon the spot, where the body 
of yiur litt'e grand-son lies. Then 
as a brnisedandaffliced grand-father 
and mother, you will bear on your 
countenance, and in your heart, deep 
(races of sorrow and grief. Then 
you will call to mind the dark night 
when you slocd over Edward's litlle 
bark, whose young ai;d unstained 
spirit was passing away. 

In every community is found many 
a broken heart, excbimiug: "I have 
lost my child !"' As I go out day 
after dav, I hear *he voice of Eachel 
mourning for her children. I; is 
true, we are born unto trouble, as 
the sparks fly upward All life- 
long we groan and, from the 
crad'e to the grave, bewaile our 

Dear bereaved parents, it is not 
likely, that Edwin would escajie sor- 
ow, or that he would be the first to 
pass through life untouched by its 
trials, and unaffected, by its bitter- 
ness. Now I ask, if God foresee.?, 
ihat the form which you embraced 
with such feuderness, will be racked 
with anguish, disti"«c(edwith sorrow, 
is it not wise iu Him to take it away 
to a world, where there is no 

And is it not a blessing to yiu lo 
know, that Edwin has escaped the 
sorrows incident to life, and exchan- 
ged the troubled pil'ow of sickness 
for perpetual life, the groans of 
earth for the bliss of heaven ? You 
wou'd thank God, saying : Oh be- 
loved child, I am more than rtcon- 
riled to ihy deuaruire then ! Tha 
li tie liands that clasped me, the 
innocent lips, that hissed me, would 
they were present now, I wou'd 
press them to my heart." Listen be- 
reaved paren's, and you will hear 
Edwin ringing the song of paradise I 
Lool', and you wi 1 see him numbGr- 
ed with your son and daughter, broth- 
er and si-ter, and crowned with glo- 
ry. Instead of desponding, make 

every preparation to follow your 
loved ones to the home appointed 
all the living. Then you will 

"Father, Ihe pearly gates unfold, 
Tlie saiiphire walls, the sheets of gold, 

Are br.rstiug on my sight. 
The angel band comes singing down, 
And one has got my starry crown, 
And one my robe of white." 

Bles-ed be God for the religion of 
Jcsu.s Ciiri,-t, fur it has power to en- 
lighten the darkest hour of life, and 
to aflbrd the hope of a blessed immor- 
tality. As the silent dews of night 
fall en the flowers, and revive 
their drooping leaves, so does 
religion iu hours ef affliction revive 
the spirits, and solace the wounded 
heart. That blessed assurance, 
that gives us strength for all our 
trials, and takes from misery its 
bitterness, and from afliiction its 
sting. "It is religion that doth 
siive sweet ple.isure wliile we 

Dear and dying friend.=, let us 
follow the star of Bethlehem, the 
bright and morning star; the guide 
10 him, who inhis love gave Him- 
self for us. It will lightus through 
every labyrinth iu the gloom of life 
and removes the gloom that gathers 
around us in our dying hour. 

In conclusion I would say, the| 
ahove named death occured in the 
Sngar Creek arm of the Church 
This church is located in Holmes 
and Tuscarawas counties. Iu 
this church have I lived four 
years. The ministers at present, 
are Michael Schutt and Samuel 
Burger, (the father of the deceased.) 
I am glad to hear that this church 
is in a prosperous condition. 

May God bless the above afilict- 
ed family, is my prayer. 

By request of Samuel J. Bur- 

JoHJi. Nicholson. 

EossviUe, 0. 

Dear Brethren : — 

I received the .sample 
number of the Pilgrim tor 1875. 
I can say I am well pleased with it 
and hope its circulatioo will greatly 
increase. My companion has gone 
to Piatt county Illiuois, in order to 
get • work. We found the crops 
not very good there, especially corn. 
But he thought best to stay and 
make what he could, so my niece, 
!v\o little chihireii and I, arc all 
alone without any relatives, and 
about seven hundred miles from 
our Church. In Illinois we for- 
mgi-jp hn.i <-iio nloasiire of meeting 



the Bretlireu and friends, and hear 
the gospel preached. Now we can 
not hear the brethren's good advice 
only through the columns of the 
Pilgrim, and I feel thankful to 
God for this priviledge. Ifweonly 
ha'l a minister here I would be 
much better satisfied. Oh, it touch- 
es my heart when I think of the 
kind and friendly brethren and sis- 
ters that used to come to our house. 
Now they do not come and many a 
tear do I shed, when I am hard at 
work, when I think of the comfort 
I had when I was back there in the 
Millmine district. But I hope I 
will see the day yet that I will have 
the pleasure of meeting in that same 
good old Millmine church. Then 
it will seem ail right again. 

Now to the ministering brethren. 
Just one question. Are there not 
some that read the Pilgrim, who 
will say to the people in Reno Co., 
Kansas, I will come and preach for 
you? Oi), this would be glorious 
to all our ears. 

Just think of the many ohiidren 
as well as older ones, that will go 
astray if they are not warned of 
their danger. Brethren I am plead- 
ing with yon and beg you to cjme, 
I knorf God will ever stand by you 
when you are working for the good 
of souls. Oh, it seems to me I hear 
some one saying, 1 think it is my 
duty to go and preach for those who 
have no shepherd. Who will it be 
that will come here where so many 
are going astray? The Lord will 
notice him whoever he may be, for 
he says in his word that '"'wheresoev- 
er tv'O or three are gathered together 
in my name there am I in the 
midst of them." 

This is a very beautiful country. 
Good water and an elegant climate. 
Thousands of acres of nice land just 
wanting to be farmed, and I hope 
some of you brethren, will come 
aud help to farm it. Oh it is nice 
here. T lere is plenty of green 
grass to be seen here, and we 
have had ^but one snow here yet. 
We iiave had a very nice winter so 
far. A few cold days occasionly, 
then it gets moderate again. On 
New Years day I enjoyed myself 
by a warm stove with a good kind 
friend that gave some of her frit ads 
a New Years dinner. Her table 
was filled with the necessary food 
of life, which we all had the pleas- 
ure of surrounding and partaking' 
thereof. The table did not Inok as 
if though the grasshoppers had eat 

A little about the emigration. 

Yesterday evening thirteen car loads 
of Mennonites landed in Hutchison 
and are going to make their home 
here. The report is five hundred 
more will be liere in a couple weeki^. 
Oh if it was just half that many of 
our brethren, we would all re- 
joice. They can't speak or under- 
stand English, not a word, and it 
is a little hard to deal with them by 

Now I will close by saying if I 
have written anything amiss, I ask 
you to forgive, and take no ofTeuce 
at it, for I did not mean lo offend 
auy one. What I wrote, I wrote in 
love and hope it will be received in 
the same way. Now brethren and 
sisters when you pray, remember us 
who are far away and have not the 
privilege you have to meet and 
sing aud pray together as you have, 
so 1 ask the prayers of you all in 
the lonely hours I have, in the ab- 
sence of my companion. May God 
bles? us all and give one and all a 
happy home in his kingdom, is the 
prayer of your unworthy sister. 
Sub V. Wampler. 

Brother BrumbaugTi: — 

Remembering as I 
do that I promised to write in a 
few days again, I shall now con- 
clude by way of giving some news 
from this arm of the church aud 
country. The meetings I spoke of 
in my last continued till January 
the first, and closed with the best 
of feelings on the part of all who 
tended, both in and out of the 
chuich. There were those who 
cast their lot with the people of God, 
others are lingering around the fold. 
May they not linger there long, but 
come in for there is but one fold 
andoneShepherd. Some were made 
to tremble as did Felix of old. 
God hasten the time when they may 
not only almost but altogether be 
Christians, Our arm known as the 
Smith Fork Church, as far as I am 
able to see is iu a very fair condi- 
tion. We are well nigh out of debt 
for our house we built some seven 
years ago, which for a long time 
looked very gloomy, and I was fear- 
ful that we would loose it, but the 
dark clouds that weie over us so 
long have well nigh disappeared, 
and we see the light luming up 
before ns. Let me say to the breth- 
ren as one who has had seven years 
experience in the matter, do not go 
in debt for meeting houses unless 
yon Hie your way clearly. 

There is now four ministers in 
our arm of the church, namely, 

Daniel B. Gibson, Charles L, Hobbs, 
Samuel Stretch, aud the writer, all 
put to the work here. Bro. Hobbs 
is now in very delicate health with 
lung disease, is now confined to his 
room. Pray for him that he may 
be restored to health again and be 
the means of doing much good. 

In I'elation to our temperalites 
here in North West Missouri, we 
have about what will carry us 
through, "The Lord's army" 
marched through here as well as 
did they in other parts, and what 
was eatable at the time they come, 
of course they ate, but they come a 
ittle to late to damage the general 
crop. They destroyed most of the 
garden vegetables and wheat that 
was sowed early, but tliey left soon 
enough to sow late wheat, and it 
looks very well. If this cold win- 
ter does not kill i(, it may make a 
very fare crop Bues, hoppers, and 
drouth, cut the crops very short. 
There will be suifering where the 
main army passed through, and 
tlieir calls should not be unheeded. 
Brethren you that are blessed with 
good crops think of many that are 
hungering and shivering, and in 
«ant of the common comforts of life. 
Give as the Lord has prospered, ibr 
the Lord loveth a cheerful giver. 

Pilgrim go on with your mission 
of love, till that divine principle 
shall be unfur'ed to all nations 
from the table lands to the moun- 
tain peaks, from sea to sea, and from 
the rivers to the ends of the earth ; 
till all men will be sjovcrned by its 
benine influence, Usi" all your in- 
ilueuco to stop the roar of the can- 
non from port to port, the neigh of 
the war horse, the rattling ot the 
musketry, the clash of the sabre 
and polished bayonet. In short 
may the world be bettered by you 
coming into it, and may many raise 
up and call you blessed. 

Daniel D. Sell. 
Flatisburg 31o. 

Wades Branch, Miami Co., Kan. 
January 17, 1875. 

I am just home from meeting r.ud 
I will drup a few lines for the PiL 
GRIM, which is making its \isil8 
regular, and is a welcome visitor. 

The \\eAtl)fcr has been extremely 
cold for four weeks, the ice on Bull 
Creek is from 12 to 15 inches d^ep. 
As I am receiving many letters 
as (o how we are getti ng along, I 
thought I would take this method 
of iuioriniiig our brethren, sisters 
and friends as to our circumstances. 
The Grasshopp'efra were verynumer- 



ous here for about len days, but 
came too late to h^irt us mucli in 
our neighborhooti, but the chincli 
bugs were very destructive. Wo 
bad planted 75 acres of corn from 
which we realized about 150 bush- 
els and very inferior at that ; 12 
acres of oats thrashed 100 bushels. 
You can have an idea of our crop. 
We are living out of pocket. Wc 
have leed and grain to put out a 
crop to buy ; bread and clothing to 
buy, and nothing to sell. But we 
have a little meol and a little cruise 
of oil, but it is not as durable as the 
widows. But with all this dark 
cloud over us we try to have an eye 
single to the glory of God, aud try 
to thank him for what we have. 
Brethren and sisters, when it is well 
with you think of us, as we do not 
expect to realize any of (he dona- 
tions sent lo the sutferiug in Kan- 
sas, as there are others who are in 
worse circumstances I ban we are. 
We will try and do the best we can 
and give ,God the glory. Your 
unworthy Bro. George Myees. 

Pour Score And Over. 

Lower Cumberlaud Church, Pa. 
has 14 members that are in their 
eightieth year and over, and as they 
have many friends, some no doubt 
would be glad to learn that their 
aged frienas are still living, and al- 
so to know their age. 
Heury Webbert is in his 80th. 
Samuel Gleira " " 80th. 
Barbara Williams " '• 60th. 
Eve Beelman " " Slst. 

Elizabeth Brandt " " 82d. 
Sister Grove " " 83d. 

Salome Ooover " " 83d, 
Naney Kinsey " " 83d. 
Mary Morice ■" " 84tb. 
Jno. SoUeuberger " " 82d. 
Haunah Hauck " " 82d. 
Jac. SoUeuberger " " 84th. 
Jacob Mohler '• " 88th. 
Nancy Mohler '■ " 86th. 

The last two named have lived 
together about sixty-sis years, rais- 
ed twelve children, and have never 
had a death io their family so far. 
No doubt those aged members could 
with truth saj, "If by reason of 
strength they be tour-score, yet is 
their strength labor and sorrow." 

We have at least four members 
who are in their 79th year. Some 
of those named are active and well, 
whilst others are feeble aud declin- 
ing fast. May God be their support 
in their old age. 

Moses Miller. 

Meohanicshurg , Fa, 


RUBLE.— MYERS.— On the 30tli of Dee. 
1874, at the residence of the luide's pa- 
rents, neiir McVeytown, jililUin Co., 
Pa., by Eler Oeorge Brumbaugh ot 
James Creek, Church Pa., Bro. George 
Rub'e to sister Serena Myers, oldest 
daughter of Bro. P. S. Myers of the 
Spring Run Congregation. 

DEARDORFF.- CAIN.— By the under- 
.=igued, Dec. 24, '74, at the bride's res- 
ideuce, D. M. Deardorfif of Lee Co., 111. 
to Jliss Tillie Cain of Blaekhawk Co , 
Iowa. J. Nicholson, 

(Obituaries crowded out, but 
will appear next week.) 


L a nark 111 1.75 Sarah Ilyre 3.30 

John Zuck 7.09 F Young 2.35 

Julia Kimble 1.70 Jacob Troxel 9.75 
John Bare! l.GO Henry RepUart 3.70 

Wm B Mallory 5.10 "\Vm H Miller 1.60 

D'l Brumbaugh l.GO Daniel Miller 11. GO 

M MEshleman 1.60 E Brallier 3.00 

Susan Jacobs 1.60 Otho Clark .75 
A S Beightal 1.70 Jocob Wagoner 1.60 
1 J Howard 3.80 Eman'l Slifer 4.80 

J S Keim 2.60 A C Neff 3.10 

GW Fester ..50 R A Allen 1.60 

Benj Musser 5.00 Nancy Crouse 3.20 

C Secrist 1.00 E W Stoner 8.85 

R W Branson 1.60 S N Wine 19.05 

Benj Musser 3.10 Jacob Mohler 1.25 

G V SUer 6.60 Right Hand 1.50 

E T Wise 1.60 A Spauogle 1.25 

M A Mumaw 1.60 Beckie Miller 6.10 

C Hoover 3.20 S S Hummer ..50 

Douds Sta. la. 1.45 C C Root 7.00 

INHarter 11.73 J N Madden 3.20 

Lewis Harlan 3.00 A D Ritchey 1.50 

RF Nair 3.60 Benj Hoover 1.80 

David P Miller 1.00 Jf H Shutt 1.25 

J H Brumbaughl.GO C C Root 7.50 
Andrew Miller 1.60 J F Livingston 1.60 

Geo J Klein 2.50 Simon Oaks .75 
F F Gumbert 1.-50 Tobias F Imlar 1.60 

S H Sprogie 1.60 D E Bowers 17.4 

David JRoop 8.00 John Dale 7.35 

A J Stame 10.20 Eman'l Slifer 4.80 

M M Custer 1.60 JiJittenhonse 29.30 


Sunday Magazine. That excellent 
monthly, published in this country and 
England, gives in its January number an 
outline of the work to be accomplished 
for the destitute children of London, by 
the ' 'Twenty Thousand Pounds Wanted, " 
by Dr. T. J. Barnardo who has the work 
of c-iring for the many thousands of this 
class of children and jsreparing or training 
them for some useful avocation. We are 
assured that the sum — nearly $100,000 — is 
raised by the liberality of the Christian 
public, and we must commend this kind 
of Christian charity to our own people, 
now that we have so much suffering in 
our western country, and indeed all over 
our land. — J. B. Lippincott & Co., Phila- 
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LiTTELii's Living Age. With the be- 
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It meets the approval of the best scholars 
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The ScnooLDAY Magazine, ;or Janu- 
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is still improving, George Carey Eggles- 
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On and after Sunday, November 16th, 1874, 
Trains will run on this road daily, (Sunday ex- 
cepted,) as follows: 

Trainsfrom Hun- Trains from Mt. DaVs. 
lingdon South. moving North. 

MAIL. Exr.s. STATIONS, exp.s. mail. 

v. m. a. m. p. m. a. m- 

5 60 9 00 Huntingdon 6 35 8 40 

5 65 9 05 Long Siding 6 30 8 35 

6 06 9 lo McUonncllstowu 6 20 8 25 
6 10 9 20 Pleasant trrove 6 10 8 18 
6 25 9 30 Marklesburg 6 05 8 08 
6 35 9 40 Coffee tun 5 55 7 65 
6 42 9 46 Rough & Ready 6 48 7 80 
6 50 9 56 Cove 6 40 7 43 

6 63 10 00 Fisher's Summit 5 37 7 40 
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VOLUxME VI. NO. 5. I HUliiTINGDON PA., FEBEDARY 2, 1875. Hl.dO a Tear in Advance. 

The Pilgrim. 

HUNTIKGDON, PA , JTEB. 2, 1875. 

A BcLl Thrust. 

Mr. Talmage of the Brooklyn Taber- 
nacle is saj'ing some heavy things of late. 
First he took up the subject of desecra- 
ting the Sabbath in New York, and he 
fought manfully until victory in part 
seems to be the result. Latterly he has 
pnraphrased quite largely on the 3d 
chapter of Isaiah. Although his half 
moons and a I'eTv other things are new to 
our way of thinking, yet the sermon is 
clothed in power, and blessed would it 
be for the American people if a few such 
sermons could be thundered forth in ev- 
ery city and town in the land and the 
coimtry people might come in to hear 


Alter drawing a, picture from the text 

he says: "Taking my text as a starting 
p"inl, this morning, I come out to talk 
to you about the God-defying extrava- 
gance of modern society." To go against 
a sin like this in a scriptural sense is a 
task of no small magnitude, as its vota- 
ries are legion accompanied with a deter- 
mination even unto death. But Mr. Tal. 
mage by a flank movement slightly 
dodges the point and lets the bi(/ sinners 
go free because they can afford it. Be- 
cause they are rich and have the means 
at hand they are justified in indulging in 
the flipperies of fashion, no matter if they 
do prance a little to make the shoe bells 
tingle or sweep the street with their half 
moons. We have not so learned Christ. 
The rich are God's stewards, and because 
he has given them abundantly, is no rea- 
son why they turn harlots and spend it 
in riotous living. As the rich in grace 
a'-e to be samples to the poor in grace, so 
should the rich in this world's goods be 
samples to the poor. It is not a good 
christian example for the rich man to 
dress in fine linen and fare sumptuously 
evei7 day and allow the poor beggar to 
lie and starve at his gate because lie is 
poor. This is not the design of God in 
making men rich, neither did he intend 
that the poor should etarve at ihrir gates. 
But a« Jlr. Talmage is only dealing 
v.iiJi thi.gc who are sliiviug to live above 
their means, we will hear hira again: 

"There arc circumstances where men 
cannot meet their obligations. It is as 
honest for some men to fail as it is for 
other to succeed. They do tlieir 
best, and through the misfortunes of life 
they are thrown, and they cannot pay 
their debts. That is one thing, but when 
you go and purchase an article for which 
you know Uiere is no probabUity of your 
ever making recompense, 


Wily don't you save the time of the mer- 
chant and the expense of an accountant 
for him? Vvhy don't you go down some 
day to his sto e, and when no one is 
looking, shoulder the ham and the spare- 
rib, and in modest silence take them 
along with you? That would be a lesser 
crime ; for now you get not only the mer- 
chant's goods, but you get his time, and 
you rouse up his expectations. If you 
must steal, steal for it will be the least 
possible damage to the trader." 

That we have a world full oC such 
thieves is evident to cvry observing 
shopkeeper, but why is it? From whence 
come this hankering and straining after 
these things ? Is it not because they have 
a desire to follow somebody's ^example, 
and that somebody is the rich man or 
woman who have taken the position of 
lord's instead of servants ? Were not 
the rich fools setting thn exami}les in 
extravagance, there would be no fools to 
follow them. God is no respector of per- 
sons, and because he has entrusted to me 
a little more than h« has to my brother 
is no reason why I should feel myself 
better than what he is. Thei-e is a differ- 
ence and that difference is, because I 
have more entrusted to me 1 should be 
the greater servant, — but as he is still on 
the same side 'of the question we will 
bear him once more : 

"Some of you are making a ^great 
swash in life, and after awhile will die, 
leaving your tamilies beggars, and you 
will expect us ministej-s of tiie Gospel to 
come acd stand by your cotnn, a"d lie 
about your excellencies ; but we will not 
do it. If you send for me, I will tell 
yon what my text will be : "He tliat pra- 
videth not for his own, and especially for 
those of his own household, is 
than an infidel." 

Mr Talmage may ttil them that but 
there are many who will not, who have 
not the moral courage to tell the truth, 
but rather labor to cover up their sins, 
thus giving encouragement to a sin thst 
has destroyed its thousands. 

Brethren, let us occasionally drop the 
first i^rinciplcs and treat upon those 
things which lead towards perfccton. 

Will some brotlrer please give nn ex- 
planation upon the 27th verse of the 12th 
chapter of Matthew ? "And if I by Bel- 
zebub cast out devils, by whom do your 
children cast them out? therefore they 
shall he your judges." Who are those 
children ? In what way do they cast out 
devils and in what way are they judges ? 
S. N. Wi^'E. 

Remarks. — The children referred .to 
we think are the Pharisees' own sons or 
their pupils, for among them there were 
celebrated rabins or .teachers. At any- 
rate we suppose the children are the same 
class of persons referred to in Jlark 9 : 38 
and Luke 8:89. In Acts 19 : 13, they 
are referred to again in the following 
language : "Then certain of the vagabond 
Jews, exorcists, took upou them to call 
over them which had evil spirits the 
name of the Lord ,lesus saying, AVe ad- 
ure you, by Jesus whom Paul preach- 
eth.' Prom this and the preceding ref- 
erences, it IS evident that there was a 
class of persons among the Jews who 
claimed the power to cast out evil-spirits, 
and from the reading of verse 14, we 
learn that no less than seven of these 
were the sons [children] of Sceva, a Jew, 
and chief of the priests. It is not at all 
likely that Sceva was high-priest, but he 
belonged to the sacerdotal order and was 
a prominent man among the Jews. The 
Pharisees who brought this sever e charges 
against the Savior, were men of distinc- 
tion among the Jews and the Savior no 
doubt, knew that some of their sons were 
of those who i>rofessed to cast out evil spir- 
its, and as they accused hira for working 
by the power of Beelzebub he asked them 
by what power their children cast out devils 
From those considerations it is evident to 
our mind that the Savior had in mind 
the Pharisee's sons who belonged to that 
class of persons who went from place to 
place pretending to have power over evi! 

The way in v/hich they pretended to 
cast out evil spirits is also apparent from 
the rcfere-?ccs already made. John saw 
one of them casting out devils in the 
name of Jesus, but as ho did not follow 
him, he forbade him. But Jesus says, 
(Mark 9: 39) "Forbid him not, for there 
is no man which shall do a miracle in my 
name, that can speak evil of me." Christ 



saya in substance to John, Let him go 
ahead and forbid him not ; to persons of 
his class this power is not given. This 
is clearly shown m Acts 19 : 15. There 
certain of these exorcists undertook to 
call over those who had evil spirits, but 
the spirits answered and said : "Jesus I 
know, and Paul I know ; but who are 
ye?" And the man in whom the evil 
spirit was, leaped ou them, and overcame 
them, so that they fled out of that house 
naked and wounded. 

But in what way slt^-they be judges ? 
There was a great deal of inconsistency 
in the charge preferred against the Sav- 
ior and he wanted them to see it. They 
asserted that ho cast out devils by the as- 
sistance of Beelzebub and if so, why not 
say that all miracles of this kind are per- 
formed through this agency. Your chil- 
dren pretend to Jo the same thing in the 
same name. Why not assert the same 
thing of them? They -will see your in- 
eonsistoncy and can easily judge your 
motives. To illustrate : A frieud of mine 
docs some very commendable act, some- 
thing that contributes largely to the gen- 
eral good of his fellow beings. I extol 
him very much ou this account, and be- 
lieve he is actuated by pure motives. An- 
other ;man who is not my friend does 
the very same thing, yet simply because 
his opinions or manner of action, hither 
to has not been in harmony with my 
feelings, I denounce him as a hypocrite. 
My friend, no ditference how sinister his 
motives may have been, can at once see 
that I am partial and very inconsistent. 
Just so with these Pharisees. Their chil- 
dren, judging from their partiality, could 
see that there was envy and malice in 
the hearts of their fathers who claimed 
to be above all persons righteous. 

J. B. B. 

Our Paper- 
There are a few complainiug 
about the quality of our paper, in 
regard to which, we have this to 
say : The paper we used last year 
was of a stronger te.\ture but not so 
fine a quality, being largely straw. 
Of this, a number complained, wish- 
ing a finer paper. To meet their 
wishes we, at a greater cost had 
about $300 worth of this quality 
made which is a very fine paper, 
and we hope our readers will be 
satisfied if it is not quite as strong 
as the other was. We do our best 
to give satisfaction but cannot plase 

— C. M, A. We can furnish you 
wltii E'jglish and Greek Testament, 

word for word tran'^liition, the bi'.st 
published fjr -^4.00 


— The general demand is for more 
news items. If our German readers 
wish to have their department right 
interesting, send us plenty of short 
items and we will make room for 

—Eld. John Forney of Falls City, 
Neb., is chosen as one of the travel- 
ing evangelists for the preaching of 
the Gospel in northern Mo., and 
souiheru Iowa. He expected to start 
on the 7th of January and be gone 
some eight weeks. 

— We are havin,^- very fine weath- 
er, so far, for sleighing and we are 
glad to learn that many of our 
churches are making good use of it 
in holding meetings and laboring 
for the good of the cause. Breth- 
ren and sisters, let us hear from 

— Bro. J. K, Shively of Cerro 
Gordo, 111., says about ten miles 
west of there, the smallpox are very 
bad. As many as three deaths in 
one family occur in 24 hours. We 
have had very cold winter weather 
for the last four weeks. 

— The Pilgrim is still giving 
very good satisfaction in this place 
Hope it may continue ou so, aud I 
still think I may with ihe abilities 
I have, once in a while contribute a 
little for the edification of the saint 
and the converting of the sinner. — 
Jesse Y. Heckler. 

— Bro. H. Richer of Peru, Ind., 
says .• We had some very cold 
weather during this month. On 
the night of the 8th the wind com- 
menced blowing and on the morn- 
ing of the 9th the thermometer read 
20° below zero, and on the 10th 18° 
below zero. Please send me anoth- 
er copy of Nos. 2 and 3 of the Pil- 
grim. 1 will do all for yon I can. 

— Bro. Henry Hale of Franklin 
Co., Mo., says: I havenceived the 
two first Nos. of PiLGPaii aud I am 
very mucti pleased with the new 
form. I do not know how I could 
get along without it, for I do not 
liave the privilege of hearing the 
gospel preached near where [ live. 
The people here are mostly Roman 
Catholic*. If the Lord vviliiug next 
summer I will move into a neigh- 
borhood where there is a church of 
the Brethreu. I have had a great 

deal of sickness in my family this 
winter which has prevented me 
from being with some of the breth- 
ren. My wife has been very sick 
all winter and we also lost a dear 
little girl, but I know what the 
Lord doeth is for the best. I hope 
that the brethren and sisters will 
remember me in their prayers that 
I may overcome all these tempta- 
tions and trials and one day be per- 
mitted to dwell where trials and 
temptations are unknown. 

— The fall was very favorable here 
until the last of November when 
snow fell to the depth of 12 inches. 
But it soon melted away and the 
weather was tolerably pleasant until 
about the first of January. Since 
then moderate and pleasant for the 
time of year. Crops of all kinds of 
grain were very good liere last year. 
— M. Frantz, Ladoga, Ind. 

— Bro. H. F. Rosen berger of Al- 
lentown. Pa., says: 'The health 
generally is good. Travelling good 
all winter. Our roads aie a solid 
mass of snow and ice. I like the 
present form of the Pilgrim very 
much. It contains wholesome food, 
heart-conso'ing, soul-cheering words 
of counsel and encouragement. I 
appreciate it next to my Bible. 
Yours is a uoble work, and I hear- 
tily wish you Gcd speed. TheBreth- 
ren ought to have a publishing 
house and publish more l)ooks con- 
tending for primitive Christianity." 

— Brother A. H. Bnowbergor of 
Magonica Ind., says : We had a 
very pleasant winter so far, except 
that the last week or ten days was 
rather cold, and on Saturday the 
19th of January it was extremely 
cold. We have good .sleighing aud 
people are making good use of it, 
by hauling saw logs iuid getting 
grain to market, of which vfe had 
an abundance, especially corn and 
Other suramei crops. Wheat was 
not so good, but there is plenty for 
all aud some to spare. Wheat sown 
last fall generally 'ooks pretty good, 
but some was damaged some by the 
late drouth. 

The famine iu Asia Minor is 
pressing with fatal power upon the 
iuhabilants of a large region of 
country. Tiie Constantinople com- 
mittee of relief have forwarJed a 
dispatch urgently requesting the 
English and American press to let 
itbeknowu that their funds are 
exhausted, while the difa>ter is in- 
creasing. They state that it will be 
necessary to clothe, feed and fur- 
nish medical assistance to several 



huudred thousand persons until 
next June. 

— Sister Nancy Crouse ot Oak 
Hill W. Va., says': I have been 
trying to get a good reporter for 
you, but so far have not succeeded, 
but I will do all I can for you in 
way of circulating the good Pil- 
grim and reporting as far as I am 
able. We had a very pleasant 
winter until tlie 9lh and 10th of 
January, when we tad some very 
cold weather, but it is now moderat- 
ing some again. Wheat looks well 
in some places, but issufl'ering from 
the hard freezing, there being no 
snow on the ground, or very little. 

— Bro. David Barklow of Ott, 
Coo8 Co., Oregon says. The brethren 
and sisters in this valley so far as I 
know are ivell and the health has 
been gcod ever since I have been 

We have been blest with a bounti- 
ful harvest. We feel at home as far 
as the world is concerned, being fa- 
vored with quite a brotherhood on 
this coast, numbering about forty 
members. Of this number about six 
are speakeis and two are deacons. 
We have prospects of a flourishing 
brotherhood on ttiis coast before a 
very distant day. 

We had a feast last summer, and 
a very happy time indeed . Our num- 
ber was small, there being no breihren 
nearer than ore hundred and sixty 
milesandthese are in the Willamette 
Yalley under the care of Bro. David 
Brower. Hete, there are quite a 
number of Brethren. There are also 
several members in Rogue River Val- 
ley, about one hundred and seventy 
miles from here. We had a few 
meetings there the year I came to 
this place. It is a beautiful valley, 
thickly settled and the people have 
good prospects lor preaching. .' Iiho't 
there was a great opening for the 
fstablishment of a church. All that 
is wanted to do the work, is for S( me 
laboring biotLei to move there and 
carry out the principles, he preach- 

A fashionable New York Church 
has set a good example. It announ- 
ces a number of free pews, and in- 
vites those who cannot pay to come 
and welcome. 

J"3)eutf^e Stbt^cilung.t 

Saft un6 unferm .^eilanb 
n a (^ f 1 g e n . 

2Bie ciele sen uns treten in bit gngfiop- 
fcn unferg .^cilanb'^, unb t^uen, ioai tx Bcn 
vni serlatigt ? S^tiftuS fagt, tocr mt^Iieb 
$at bcr pU meinc ©cBctc. 3iarft'm foCteit 

U>iifobrrorfid)tiii fciii, tciiicci ffincr (SJctotc 
Jii iH-vlfticn bciin ivcnn iiMr eiiitJ ticriiad)- 
IdlTigni, lo luib ivir an attcn fdiiilbig. g s? 
ift batcr unfcrt fjlid^t, um'cr ganscg i'cbcn 
jiir gbvc fJHutcj iinjuix'entcn, bamit k\t 
am Icfttcti Sage r.i^t ali nnuu^t ititeii; te 
'-HMI unferm Wciftcr yevn'crfcn irerben. 3a, 
(apt iin« iDuM iil'ci- unfcr Scctcnbcil nac^> 
btnfcu bfnn 3efii« bat is tbeiicrfiir mi er- 
tauft. gcin fii(iti*c8 IMut bat cr fitr uni 
arnic Siinbcrbubingcgcbcn. £•, fc^autbaS 
blutbcflccfte Jlreuj, unb bann crme|Tet, cb 
Sicbc jemal^ groiicr mar, al« tie fcinigc. 
3a, laf't un« alljcit uon unffrer 9,U(getrcife 
auffdjaucn ,311 3cfu« unfevm ^mn. SBcnn 
aucb iSfrfudtungcn unb Iriibfale unsbcint- 
fu^eii, lagt une bennoc^ auji^arrcn, benn 
bie I^eitigc ecirift fagt, gel getrcu bis in 
ben Sob, unb ^6) will bir bie jlrone beg Ce- 
heni geben." 
"Sffu^gcbt iipi-an, auf ber Scbon^babn, 
Unb ii'ir au'flen nic^tJjermeilen, 

Xir gcireulid) nac^jueilen. 
i^iibr' unJ an bcr .g>anb, 

Si? in's i'aterlanb. 

Sine S i tt e. 


llnlere ?}»tglieber in S'anfaei fcbi'cibcn 
bap fie gcgcnredrlig wcgen ber ^cuf^rctfcn- 
plage, grope JJotb leiben miiiTcn, unb bitten 
una baber uin fc^leunige .giiilfe. ©ie (inb 
firmer bcimgefucbt worben, unb werben ^uu- 
gcr unb ^dlte Icibcn miijfcn, mcnn rcir i(). 
nen nicbt belfcn. 

2^te .^eufdireden babcn ben SBewo^nern 
von ilanfa? H}re Slu^fii^ten auf eine fitlnie 
emte gdn3lid)5erftort. Xiefe Siifccten Iki- 
ben faft jeben griincn .^alm aufgegf^ut, unb 
baben fo ben Seirobnein atte 9fal)rungsiiiit. 

Lav ilnt atlerbingo fcplimnie 3i'ildnbe, 

aber fie tbnnten serbcffert merben, Kenn 

nur gcnugenb ©tib bcrt more um Sfa^- 

rungomittcl son anbern^ldfcn ju evlangcn 

sro bie grudjt gut gcratljen i|l. Slber baju 

niiifen fie eben ©etc biibcn, reoran ei i^- 

nen megcn ber OSijernte fcblt. Sie bitten 

uiio baber ni:i ®clb, Sfabrungsmittct, unb 

C, Sfriitcr |ie bittm um -fiilfe, lapt fie 
ind)t scrgeblid) littcn! ®ett ein <Sd}txf' 
Icin son curcrn Ubcifluffe unb ibr recrbet eg 
Ujabrlii^ nid)t tennijfen. S3ebenfct ia^ bie 
©djrift fagt, (Ein fro^li^er ©eber ifi btm 
^trxn angcne^m! ©0 gebt benn unb tbut 

3 u u n f e r n 8 e f c r n . 


SEir bitten unfere £cfer ncd)inaB, nni 
furje Wtttbeilungcn unb SBctid;tc au» ber 
®emeinfc|aft jujuftfcicJen, baniit ivir bie 

beutfd;e Slbtlicilung mit Sfiiyen bn:.:cii ivi. 

i? c r i d) t e 1.1 11 ben •■& r it b c r n. 


I'ifbcr iMubrr a.'-rumbaug^ : 

(£•5 frcut mill) bap 

ibrim 9?itgrim ctwaei Seutf^ brurfcn 

mellt, benn ba« iinrb alien Teuifdi^n fcbr 

gut gcfallen. 3* iriinutie bem Unterncb- 

men gutcn (£rfo!g. 3a, niogc eg einem 

berrlicbcn i^aumc gleid}, mit sielen gutcn 

griiditen bclaben fein ! 3a. unb mit fo(. 

(ber grudit eon ber man nicbt fatt reirb, 

tvenn man bauon ipt unb bcnnacb ivadifet 

unb junimmt, bio roir enblidi bortbin tom- 

men n?erbcn, roo reir tjon bcm a3aum bc« 

Scbens effm werben unb eon bem i^crborg- 

nen OTanna in unfcrsS Safer* ^an*. 

3cb. ©. ©tuct. 
STugbroid'S OTil'g, 5).\i. 

— SSruber 3. e. .f^ecHer »on Sanarf 
fd)reibt : Unfere ©emciubc maittgute gort- 
fd)ritte, rocfiir wir ©ott baiifen. Srnbcr 
Siicob SrofJte »on 9}?av',>(anb rearietubin. 
bei un». gr )3rcbigti> yicrmai fiir unS ju 
einer gropen i'tn-rammhinguon anbdd)tigen 
3ub6rern. ©cine 53rebigten ^aben einen 
gutcn Sinbrud binfcrlaffen unb Waren ba« 
ber nid)t ncrgeblid*. 

Tag SBetter war wabrcns ber te^ten bret 
£Socbcn febr fait. Tag SEbtrmcmcicr war 
in cinigen gdflen 20° unter Siutt. 

Eer ^pilgrim wirb biernod) immet 
gerne empfaugcn aUi ei;i wtllfommencr ©a|t 
unb wirb gerne gelcfiu. 3c^ werbe tixd) 
bier unb P,\ ctwae lufibiilcn, mai gum 2(lt> 
(-icineiritn OJui^cn unJi ju i^nfver ader Etbau» 
ung ticncn fann. 

— a^niber 9:i(. gnr.ii ton Saboga 3nb. 
fd:rcibt : Xtr ^-)crt)l Itficn 3c?>r.c Ucr 
febr angcneSim bis jui!; lejten SJoocmber. 
Xann fiel aber.ein tiefcr ©(buce, welcbev bie 
(Erbc 12 3ollbo(5 bftffite. .Zed). feitDem 
ber Sijinfc gefdjmolsv'u if, ij> bag S->;tcr 
febf angcnebm. 

Tie gruditcrute war dijeS .^af-r fc(u- 

— ©ruber 3ob. goni.-? rrt ;i!;n reif onbcn 
9,^icbigcr ernannt wortei', -.m bu3 ir-abie 
gnangclium in SWifk-cri uiib 2cwa 5U rrr. 

gr gcbcnft am 7;c;i;\an. ab^ureiftn n:b 
ungcfdbr atf't SCciben auf ?i^iic :ii" 

bo bcrid)tet, Unfefdi,!: 1'^ OJi'e in i>o!i l;.a' 
fmb bie Slattern [Small fox ] auSgibio* 
d)en. 3" einigen gainilien finb fo Jccl^ 
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cialvation Throuffli Oiiiist- 

This is a failhl'iil saying, and wortli}- of 
all iicccptiitiuu, tliat Jesus Christ came 
intu til" %vorkl to save siuueis; of whom I 
am chief. — 1 Tim. 1: 15. 

Dull- reader of t!)e PiLGKiM, this 
is a very impjrtant subject, which 
demands ourseiious cou.sideration. 
The substaucc is, the savii^g of sin- 
ners. In Older to be brief we wiii 
divide the sulject ioto four paris. 
First, the inutoub(ed trutii of tliis 
fact; for "tiiis is a fnithiul saying," 
isaitcatei,! by oije of Christ's iaitL- 
iul witnesses by inspiration in tiie 
words before us, who ackuowkdgcs 
himself to be Ihe chief of siiuicrs, a 
hiaspheraer and a perstcuter, aiiJ 
injiiiiuus; but ol.'laiiied mercy, he- 
cause he did it iguotaudy in uube-' 
liefi Christ'schoseu disciples taugiit 
tie same fact. VVe hsar Peter say, 
"neither is IIrtc salvation in any 
i-liier natiie (Jesus) lor their h none 
oiher name under heaven given 
among men wliereby we must be 
saveJ." Acts 4: 12. Who will 
doubt this when God's holy messen- 
ger declared to Joseph, "Thou shall 
call his name Jesus; for he shall 
save, his people from their .?ius?'' 
Christ himself says, "For the Son 
of man is not come (o destroy men's 
live.^, but to save them." Again, 
' 'For the Son of man is cr-me to pave 
that whicJi was losl. Why should 
men doubt when the name Jesus 
signifies a Savior. The German 
version sajs, "This is ceriaiidy a 
trues.iying." Hence true. 

Socondiy, surely worthy ofaceep 
tation.' The question may arise, arc 
we sinners? Truth answers,"! hi re 
is none righteous, no not Oiie," "for 
all have sinned, and coma short of 
the g! ay of God." If tlven, we are 
all f-innirs, anil Jcsus Christ came 
to save us, and this fact is wcrtliy 
of all accfcptatiiM), the solemn ques- 
tion preseuls. itself, since Christ is 
no mji'e persontlly liere, how then 
must we proceed now to be savc.l 
througli liirii? Tins is a fair ques- 
tion and dcmar.d.s a tiecided answei', 
vvli'ch we will Uy to give in ihe fear 
of God, and l:y ccriplure auiborit. . 

Yon admit that you are a sinrcer, 
and we suppose your desire is to i)e 
saved, hence yon an- torry lor your 
sin", and if your sorrow is of a frofi- 
ly sort, it will lead you to repesit- 
aiicc: you ctase fron: sinni"g and 
witii deep coniiition of heart yii 
cry to God, O, wroteiicd man that I 
am! who shall deliver me from sin? 
TheSaviorcalls, ComeUii'o meallye 
that labor andaie h^avy laden, ai-d 
I will giveyon rest," or refresh you. 

You may s.".y, how can I come to 
him for i;e is not iiere personally? 
All right. Bat do you not know 
iiat he has hischuroli liere, his rep 
reseniative, yea, bis biidy mystical- i 
ly? ' Your reply may reasonably 
be, there are so many denora I na- 
tions and all elaiin to be his church. 
In ansvverwe fearlessly, authorita- 
tively, bached up by the. word of 
God declare that there is but one 
Ciiurch where Christ is to be found, 
and that Church is built and found- 
ed upon the pillar and ground ot 
Gyd's truth, and the gates of heil 
cannot prevail agaisist it, and in that 
Church tlip coatiitions of salvation 
are taught, us Jesus ciiurgcd his rep- 
resentatives after his resurrection 
from the dead just before his a.^can- 
sion, "Ail power is given unto me 
in heaven and inearih, Go ye tiiere- 
fr re and teacn ait nations, baptizing 
tiiem in the name (d the Father, 
and ol the Son, and of the Holy 
Ohosl; teacliing tlicm lo observeall 
things whatsoever I commanded 
you: atid io, I am with you always 
even unto the em) of the worhL" 
Jesus Christ the great Bishop and 
Shepherd of souls, Head of his 
Church, here positively and unmis- 
iakaliiy promised hid spiritual prfs- 
encc in that chureli, tiiat teaches to 
observe all things tiiat lie has com- 
manded, and !o ih-'t Church you 
are safe to attach yours(/lf in order 
to find the Savior. Yea, by a true 
repeiitanr-e, and reformation of life, 
and obedience ot laitli, and ovangtl- 
ica! bapiisiu, you put on Christ a;; 
your righteousness and your .'salva- 
tion. "For he thai believethand is 
baptized shall be saved," These are 
the means Christ has given for our 
a!o))!ion into his f;!inily lo become 
his brethren and sisters, or sons and 
daughters of the living God and ob- 
tain a presetit .«aivation, or the le- 
missiou of sins. Hence worthy of 
all acceptation. Thereby Jesus 
CJhrist came to save sinners, not on- 
ly wiiii a present, but aUo with an 
everlasting salvation. When the 
sinner comes into ids clinrcl!, ho is 
a disciple or a learner. "Take ray 
yoke upon yra aiul learn of m^; tor 
1 am meek and lowly in heart, and 
ye shall find rest unto your souls." — 

Many things might be said in re- 
gard to li'.e insii'Uotion we receive 
from tile Savior. Sulhce it to say 
thai he left us aii examj)le ive 
shoulel follow iiisstep-. 'Tf any mail 
will come rae, lei him deny 
himself and talvc up his cross and 
folliiw me daily." Thus we see tlie 
final persevering of the saints is in- 

dispensibie. " l^'or he only that en- 
dureth lo the end shall be saved." 
A !)d if vTe have done what we are 
corarnanded to do we rre still nn 
protitablcsfTvants, and did only what 
we ought to elo, and at the end must 
be said i)y grace through the merits 
of Christ. 

FotnThly, "of whom I am chief," 
isencnnraging to gross sinners. Paul 
considered himself the chief of sin- 
ners, yet he ol)tai!ied mercy ; though 
he delighted in the death of Stephen 
the first martyr of the ChristianF. 
He even persecuted the disciples of 
Christ into .'strange cities and com- 
pelled thein lo bla.spheme. Such 
WPS the blindness of ihe author of 
our text which mailo him so zealous 
in a wrong cause. Many such zeal- 
ous advocates we have who try to 
mystify God's trulli, to tlie destruc- 
tion of themr-olves and other*, anil 
m.ay bo justly c;d!ed the ciiief of 
sinners. Again, many are indulg- 
ing in wickedness, uugodlines'5, prof- 
ligacy, eriminnlity, a« almost almn- 
doned wretches in bla.«phemy and 
rebellion against God, yet upon a 
proper and gospel return to God, 
and Seeking pardon in the wounds 
of a eruciSeel Savior, they may hnvo 
their sins blotted out and washed 
awsiy by the atoning blood of C'nrist. 
Hence J iieg you, G sinner, return, 
ketuunI i efore it is too late. 


New Enterprise^ Pa. 

The Rich Man's Chance Por Heayeii- 

"It is esisier fin- a camel to go through 
the eye of a needle, than for a ricli man 
to enter into the Kiugdom of God," — 
Malt. 19:24, Mark 10:2.5. 

The Baltimore American, not a 
religious new.'-paper, bnf a political 
One, yet lays iiold on vice and im- 
morality of ever? kind v,'ith un- 
gloved hands more than all tlie so 
called religious papers I ever saw, 
combined. In a recent editorial 
under the sbove heading, it disjio- 
ses oi the text at the head of this 
article, in this wise : 

"Tiie orelinary reader of the sa- 
cred Scriptures is apt to regard in. 
its literal sense the declaration of 
Chiist, "That it i-^ easier for a camel 
to go through the eye of n needle, 
than for a rich man to enter into 
the Kin>/doni of God." In ex- 
p mnding this te.xt the clergy also 
apply it in its literal sen-ie, as a 
means of inducing liberal contri- 
bniionsto the ciiurch and various 
charilabie objects, witiiout regard 
to what is understood to have i>een 
the meaning anel application of Ihe 

THE I'lLGitliJ. 


expression at the time and age in 

which it was used. Thoy iiiteren- 
tially assei-t that tho rich msu is 
debarreti from all chance of en- 
trance into thelviugdom oflleaven, 
because it is virtually impos.iible 
lor a came! to go through the eye 
of a needle — ergo, we should all try 
to be poor if wc desire to escape 
from everlasting punishment. 

As it is mostly the moral, honest, 
sober, industrious aud frugal in this 
age who accumulate wealth, the se- 
quence should be that if wo hope to 
enter the Kingdom of Heaven we 
rai;st give up all energy aud indus- 
try, and let each day provide ibr 
itself, taking no heed for the mor- 
row. IFe have never heard this 
harsh sentence explained from the 
pulpit, and as some of our readei'S 
who have accumulaled a good share 
of this world's goods may feel ner- 
vous on the iuijject of their future 
chancts, it may be right aud proper 
to afi'ord them all the relief in our 
power. It seems that there were a 
species of narrow gates in the wall 
of Jerusalem called '"needle's eye," 
and that it was through these, and 
not the veritable eye, of a needi'.^, 
that a camel was to find it so diffi- 
cult to pass. Then, again, the rich 
man of that day was the old Roman 
grandee, whose wea'th was the 
product of rapine and plunder, aud 
))ot the fruits of industry, or of com- 
merce. It was an age of filibusters, 
when nations robbed nations, and 
the strong oppressed the weak ; 
when wealth was seldom accumu 
lated by the sweat of the brow or 
the workings of the brain. The 
text is applicable, therefore, only to 
those of the present day who accu- 
mulate weallh dishonestly, or by 
grinding the face of the poor, who 
have no bowels of compassion for 
the poor and unfortunate, the sick 
aud the needy ; who hoard and wor- 
ship money as their God, aud fail 
to lay up for themselves treasures 
in Heaven, where neither niotb nor 
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves 
do not break through and steal. 

The rich man who builds ships, 
milli, and houses, and keeps the 
wheels of industry in motion, does 
more good in his day and genor.v 
tion than if be gave half' of his 
wealth to the poor. Indiscri innate 
almt-giving, as human nature is 
now constituted, begets indolence 
and vice, and does more harm than 
good. If his v/ealth is so used as 
to give employment and good living 
wages to his fellow men, the rich 
man is a philanthropist, and may 

be a good Christian, ah hough he 
may go on accumulating to the close 
of his earthly career. I he million- 
are who gathers his wealth in a 
pile, and only uses it (o loan at usu- 
r;ou3 rates of interest and taking 
unfair advantage of the necessities 
of his fellow man, may Imwever, 
find ti>e camel aud the needle s ei/e 
applicable to himself when deatti 
compels him to close up his shaving 
shop. John Hopkins was a very 
v»ealthy man, and a,Uhough not fa- 
mous during his life time for char- 
ity, so used his money as to do a 
vast amount of good in his day aiul 
generation. He gave employment 
to thousands of his fellow men, aud 
was foremost in all enterprises that 
were calculated to promo(e and ad- 
vance the prosperity of the city aad 
Slate. He labored for the accom- 
plishmeuLofa great work of phi- 
lanthropy, and regarded himself as 
a trustse, having devoted b.iswealili 
to a specific object. He made little 
or no profession of religious connec- 
tions, but he did much mure good 
iu this world with his wealth than 
lie could possibly have effected had 
he gone to the grave a poor man. 
Mr. Hopkins was not a saint, but 
we are inclined to doubt whether 
he will find that his having betn a 
rich man will be reckoned against 
him at the judgment day. 

It is generally admitted that iu 
ihiscounlry and in this industrial 
age, no man possessed of healt); and 
strength has theris^ht to be dejiend- 
ent on others. If he obeys the 
Scripture injunction to earn his 
biead by the sweat of his bi'ow, he 
will have no occasion lo seek alms 
and charily from the laboriou \ and 
industrious. Tlie right way of aid- 
ing the poor isto give them work and 
insist upon I heir doing it. The 
lazy, idle, and intemperate ought 
not to be encouraged, aud wa some- 
times think that indiscriminate 
charity is a sin agaiust both God 
and man. Let tb« wheels of indus- 
try be kept in motion by tiie rich 
man, fair living v.ages given to his 
employees, a kindly care exteude 1 
to the widow and orphan, the aged 
and the siok, by organized ehariies, 
the rich Ojan's eliauce for heav- 
en is likely to be much betier than 
those who drag along through the 
world leaning upon others tbrmain- 
tainance. Laziuess is a sin and a 
crime agaiust society, and most of 
the poverty of the present age pro- 
ceeds from a lack of industry, per- 
Eevercnce aud pluck." 

The John Hopkius referred to, 

gave some five raillion of dollars 
tor hospital [iurj)Oscf!. The narrow 
gates in the wall of Jerusalem called 
"needle's eye," is now to me, I had 
never bcfijre heard the idea ad- 
vanced, but it accords with my 
view of the text remarkably well. 
I have never believed that the eye 
of a literal sewing needle was meant 
by the Savior. An illustration 
like that would not be fiertinent, 
or apply to the subject illustrated. 
The , C|Ua(irn|)ed we chII camel is 
never l)rought in contact with the 
eye of a sewing needle, but iu con- 
tact v;ith narrow passage M'ays of- 
ten. It is said that a camel can, 
and will so compress lis body a* to 
force through an aperture apparent- 
ly quite too suiall for his bulk to 
force through. The Savior using 
the word "it is easier for a camel 
to go through the eye of a needle," 
implies a possibility for a camel to 
go through the ajierlure he called 
tiie eye of a needl-,', but it would be 
hard work, hard however as it would 
be, it will be still harder for a rich 
mau to enter into the Kingdom of 
God. If ih« Savior had meant the 
eye of a common sewiug needle. He 
would have said, impossible as it is 
for a camel to go tti rough the eye 
ofa needle, so impossible will it "be 
for a rich man to enter into the, 
Kingdom of G'"'. Mr. Fultons 
iiiea of narrow g:iti;-i( r apertures iu 
the wall of Jeius.iicm called nee- 
dle's eye through which camels had 
hard work to g.'t il:r.)ugh, may be 
correct. But as i he Savior applied 
this only to those v\iio trust in rich- 
es, men of woalia lii<e Abraham, 
Job, and thou.-aud* of other faithful 
servants of God who were, and are 
bles.'icd of hiui because they were 
f.iithful, may comiinie to do as they 
alsvays have done, much good with 
ihiiir weallh, and not find the nee- 
die's eye too narro'v for them to en- 
ter into theKingdomofGod. V/hile 
those whose hearis are eugr^ssed 
with the love of the world, striving 
for riches whether they obtain it or 
not; with ail who trast in riches 
will tiud the en i ranee into the 
Kingdom of God such a needle's eye 
througli which ihey cannot pass. 

It is the love of money that is the 
root of all evil ; ami it is those that 
willbe ric-A thatpierce theiusel ves thro' 
with many sorrews, mtn made rich 
by fraud and oppression, who with 
their riches oppress t!i»? p )or, keep- 
ing back the hire of their labor, &c. 
The rust of their gold and silver 
will be a witness agaiust them, tes- 


ifyiug that il;e nt-edle'seye is much 
too stnall for liipm to enter through 
liio ti.e X ii.'gd- m of God. 

*' D. P. Sayler. 

Be not Lukewarm- 

'•So tlipu, because thou art lukewarm 
and iieiHicr liof. nor cold, I will spew thee 
out of iny moulli." Rev. 3: IC. 

It is the will of God, that we as 
finite bei-^g-s, hold Him in preemi- 
rence to all around us, both visib'e 
i'nd invisible; that we le subject to 
hi?willledbvhisunerriDgcounse], giy 
iiig our whole heart unto him. Ex- 
clus'ye of the many temp ations that 
surround us, le* him ru'o in our hearts 
accoi-dirig (o his good will and pleas- 
iiie. It was fio doubt our aim when we 
make that nob!e confesion, that Je- 
sus Christ was the son of God, and 
that he brought his saving Gospel 
from Hiavcn. and that we were will- 
ing to renounce Satan with all hia 
pC'nicious ways, and live a godly 
life in Christ Jesus, 

This, no dordt, was the high aim 
of tije Laodic aa brethren, wheu they 
heard the Go-pel preached unto them 
by the inspired Apostles. Their 
faith may have been as strong as ours 
and their aim as high, yet they degen- 
erated, and t',at too, in a short time 
to the exient;, that V'.ey became luke- 
w;vm, and llie Spirit had to say to 
ih^m, "I know thy woiks, that thou 
art tieithorccld nor hot, I would thou 
■wert cold or hot." "Eecau-~e thou 
frt lukewarm and neither hot nor co'd, 
I ■> ii! s-paw thee cut of my mou;h. 
1 .c.u-e thou sayest. I am rich and 
ii:cr.ascd with g ods, and have need 
"i nothing; an.l knowest not that 
!h„u;!rt wre-che.', miserable, poor, 
■■ !'d bijud and ii:i!,-ed ; I counsel thee 
;■-. buy of Bie g-.ld tried in the fire, 
tlist [!:ou raajest be rich ; and whi e 
lainu'iit ih.if tir u mayest be cloihed 
anl thiit the shbme of thy nakedness 
t!o not appear; and aroiut thine eyes 
wi'h cys sahes, that thou mayest 

If" this was ilie condiiion of the 
Church in Laoijic a in tfie Apostle's 
time, and which hsd Letn founded by 
ilicm. Siiouid we not in this age of 
ibo world look well around us, that 
ve fill not i: to the same error. 

When we h ok around us and see 
many tl at are layin,' as it were on 
their oars, a!most dormant; (Cta- 
sionaliy wc ;:ee ihem at the place of 
of worship, biii oftener wedo-i't sec 
them there ; their line of march is in 
some otlier directiiai; ihey woiship 
Gi d, when it suits tnem, and is not 
■ 00 f;r cut of their way. Their ligl t 
indeed is dim. their words of encour- 

agement few. Probably a few years 
ago their faith was strong, and their 
Slim pure, their daily walk encourag- 
ing, and their life a blessing. What 
is the cause ofihur degeneracy? It 
certainly is not God's fault ; the cause 
must be in themselves and by them 
selves must be removed. They in 
all probability are becoming lukewarm 
and should awake to righteousness 
and sin not, —throw off that Spirit 
of despondency, return to God and 
worship him in Spirit and in truth, 
and that too, before God spews them 

Oh, think of the cold, uncharitable 
world in which you would be thrown 
•without the smiles of a Savior to cheer 
you on through life's rugged way, and 
when you come to the stream of death 
there is no gentle arm to kan upon. 
Your companions now forsake you, 
you must go alone, or be guided by 
some demon sp'rit, that may lead, 
where you will meet the ore, you have 
f^erved, the devil, and there dwell in 
the home, you have cboosen, if a 
home you can call it. He that hath 
ears let him hearwhat the Spirit saith 
(0 the Charcbes. 

While these characters mentioned 
above, may not yet have reached the 
state of the Lardicears, butaremak 
ing rapid strides towards it, there 
may be others that have reached 
their state and standing. They dis- 
regard the words of one that is wiser 
than Solomon, and who has laid down 
his life for their sakes. Tbey Jo not 
strive to enter inatthe strait gite; 
and to he perfect is no purpose of 
theirs, there is no fight in their 
faith, no running in their race, do 
wrestling in their warfaie, no victory 
in their work, yet tbey may show a 
good I J form or framework of relig- 
ion, on which they may raise many a 
high ho} e. They trust to redemption 
through Christ, whi'e they are not 
redeemed from sin, nor actuated by 
the love of God. They are the means 
of grace, but neglect the end for which 
that grace has appeared. They are 
rich, tbey think, and increaf^ed with 
goods, and have need of nothing, hut 
they are wanting in zeal ; and all 
they have is worih nothing, compar- 
ed with the love of the Savior. What- 
ever tbey v:iinly imagine themse'ves 
to be, the Spirit knows them trulv, 
and tells them, as it did the Laodi- 
fe«iJS, that they are wicked, misera- 
ble, and jioor, and blind, and nakei; 
they think ihiyare doing no evil. 
Thev also are doing hut little aood, 
and neither feel nor live as if tliey 
know th.nt whntsoever is not of faith 
is sir. Is their a vestige of hope for 

them ? Their case is worse than if 
they were cold, for to be cold is bet- 
ter than to be indiflerent. For ex- 
amule Paul, who was very co'd to- 
ward Christianity, and honestly so, 
for says he, I verily thought 1 was 
doing God's service, but when the 
sure word of phrophecy comes to him, 
see. the great change from cold to 
hot. The change was so sudden that 
eveia I he Brethren were afraid of him; 
he never was lukewarm, or indiffer- 
ent, but first cold then hot; he was 
honest in all he did, when cold as 
well as when hot, and all that knew 
him understood his manner of life, 
and his zeal toward God. He knew 
that when this earthly house would 
be dissolved, that he had a building 
awaiting him not made with hands. 
"The weapons of his tvarfare were not 
carnal, but mighty through God to 
the pulling down of strong holds ; 
casting down imagmations, and every 
high thing that exalteth itself above 
the knowledge of God, and bringing 
into captivity every thought to the 
obedience of Christ." Finaly he 
gays, "\ am now ready to be offered, 
and the time of my departure is at 
hand. I have f ught a good fight, I 
have finished my course, I have kept 
the faith : Henceforth there is laid 
up for me a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous Judge, 
shall give me at that day; and not 
to me only, but unio all them also 
that love 'his appearing." This is 
not the case with the careless and in- 
diflerent: God has spewed them out 
of his mouth ; they a'e wothout hope 
and without God in the world, and 
will not be able to stand in the judg- 
ment, fir (heir names have been 
blotted out of the Lambs book of lite, 
and when C-iiist will come a second 
time without sin unto salvation, they 
will be of iho-e that will cry for the 
rocks, and m untains to fall on them, 
and hide them from the f-ce of him 
that sit'cth on the throne, and fiom 
the wrath of the Limb, for ihe great 
day of his wrath is come, and who 
shall be able to stand. Only those 
that have washed their robes and 
made them white in the blood of the 
Lamb, for they have came out of 
great tribulation ; they suffered God 
to rule in their liearts, and iiave pu- 
rified I heir souls in obeying the truth. 
They shall inherit all things because 
they have overc'me all the firey darts 
of I he wicked, and God alone will be 
their God, and they will be his sons 
and his (h.ughters. But the fearful, 
and unbelieving, and the abominable. 
And murderer.*, and whoremongers, 
and fciorcerers, and idolaters, and all 



liars, shall have their part in the 
lake which burueth with fire and 
brimstone: wliich is the s<^c'Oi]ci 
death. "Blessed are 'hty tliat do 
his commandmeuts, that thoy may 
have a right to the tree of life, and 
may enter in through the gates of 
the city. 

Oh I brethren and sisters let us 
not become indifferent, but when 
he knocks at the door, let us open 
the door and he will come in, sup 
with UB, and we with him, then 
we can ever come and sit down up- 
on his throne, even as be has over- 
come and sit down with his Father 
in his throne. "He that hath an 
ear let him hear what the spirit 
saith unto the chuaches." 

John J. Hoover. 
Faint Creek Kan. 

What I Have Seen- 

I have seen the clouded brosv 
where sunshine and smiles ought 
always to rest. 

J have seen the home darkened 
by unkind words, harsh maunei's 
a;ud unlovely ways, until t e light 
of home paled and finally went out 

I have seen one who uttered a 
few careless words repent bitterly 
when they bore fruit, powerless 
alike to amend or lessen the dead- 
ly effect. Crushed hearts, broken 
hopes and wrecked lives fallowed 
in the track. 

T have seen one neighbor eojoj 
the hospitality of another, and then 
go away and do him an injury : 
the tongue, that unruly member 
seeking a poisoned arrow to pierce 
his vitals. 

I have seen one who seemed to be 
a Christian turn away with a cold 
look, when the call for charity was 
made — and whose heart never 
stirred with a generous impulse 
fl'hen the tale of woe fell on hia ear: 
dead alike to every feeling of ten- 
derness, how can he be said to have 
put on Christ? 

I have seen those professing god- 
liness, going to and from "church" 
with a gay laugh and trifling jpst. 
Was it because they were glaxl to go 
to the house of the Lord, or had 
they forgotten they were in the way 
of holiness? I have seen one who 
stands up as a teacher of the pjo- 
ple, who often forgets his high and 
holy calling, fret and scold until 
the good he might do. is lost in 
.the evil he has done. 

I liave seen one waiting from day 
to dny — never ready to "follow Je- 

sus," knowing hi? duty but doing 
it not. The hindrances that draw 
and keep the soul apart from Christ 
growing greater Qvevy day. 

I have seen one who broke her 
baptismal vow — who forgot the 
Christian's chief ornament is a 
raeek and quiet spirit; hot spiritual 
growth is dwarfed, and the bright 
promise of her early life is un- 
fulfilled, simply because she gave 
place to the tempter and neglected 
the things that belong to the Lord. 

I have seen one professing godli- 
ness in attendance at the house of 
God in the early part of the even- 
ing, and in the latter part with 
those wbo ate and drank and then 
rose up to play. 

Idle tales, cutting sarcasm, pro- 
fessed godliness, uncharitableness, 
procrastination, broken vows, in- 
consistency; fretting and scolding, 
each and all I have seen, not in 
imagination, but in all the ugly de- 
formity of sin as it comes from the 
evil one. Be consistent theu, or 
the world will look on and laugh. 
Always remember that actions 
speak louder than words. He who 
would be entirely consistent must 
evermore watch and pray that he 
fail not neither give place to the 
enemy of souls. 

Selected by C. M Armburst. 

"Ladies' Ohit-Ohat," 


The following characteristic let- 
ter from Mrs. Swisshelm appears 
in a late i umber of the Pensylvania 
Argus and taken from the Chicago 

Permit me to say through these 
columns to all the women in this 
city who are out of employment, 
that I am not publishing a paper 
or carrying ou any business that 
requires assistance ; and that, when 
I was, I never employed men, wo- 
men, boy, beast, or machine, be- 
cause he, she, ur it wanted work 
but always because the loork wanted 
them ; that, if I needed five hundred 
women, I would not engage one 
who came to me with a top-heavy 
load of feathers, flowers, bugles, 
beads, bows, and bands, on her 
hands, presented a painted face be- 
hind a masque vail, or wore a dress 
either trailing in the mud or be- 
foiinced, befolded, and befuddled, 
until she looked like a Erench hen 
with herfeathers all turned up while 
she complained of hard times a d 
want of e'nployraeut. 

I do not know any one who 

wants copying done, or wishes to 
employ a woman to do office work. 
I have no influence with any pub- 
lisher by which I could induce him 
to publish anybodies letters or "po- 
ems," or stories. I know no one 
who has any genteel employment 
for which he or she is willing to 
pay large wages; and my liaie is 
of importance to mf. I am 57 years; 
have spent the fortune my parents 
left me in helping the slave to free- 
dom, and women into a position 
where they might help themselves. 
I gave my health and nearly my 
life, in hospital service ; am literal- 
ly worn out, poor, and entirely de- 
pendent on my own labor for a liv- 
ing, except when I break down al- 
together, and am obliged to accept 
the assistance my friends are always 
ready to give me. I live in very 
plain lodgings, and wear a very 
plain dress" and bonnet from ten to 
fifteen years, because I cannot af- 
ford new for I could not if I would, 
and would not if I could, do that 
kind of literary work for which 
there is a ready market and high 
piice. One-third of my work goes 
into editorial waste baskets because 
I spoil it with my idiosyncrasies; 
but I never grumble, and try to owe 
no man a dollar. If I were out of 
work and threatened with want, I 
I would go into a family to render 
snch services as I could cooking, 
dishwashing, general housework, 
or any speciality — and take such 
wa^es as I could earn, whether it 
was $1.00 a week or 50 cents ; and 
no employer should put rae out of 
my place, wherever that was. I 
should never be found in the par- 
lor when the kitchen was my 
sphere, and should take pride in 
being a good servant. Such being 
the stand point from which I view 
life, I cannot, of course feel sym- 
pathy with the fine ladies who come 
every day, robbing me of my time 
and strength in listening to their 
recitals of sentimental sorrows. So 
to all women out of work, I say, 
take off your furbelows and set 
about the first honest labor which 
presents itself. 

Jane Grey Swisshelm.'^ 

Hidden Religion. — A. Ridden 
light soon becomes dim, and if it 
be entirely covered up, will expire 
for want of air. S > it is with hid- 
den leligioi:. It go out. 
There cannot l)e a Christian whose 
light in some respects does not 


THE PIL-jtitlM 

A Great Contrast- 
Ho. 1. 
The Bible Boc-^-For Doctrine the 
trine. 1 Commandments of 

Go ye into all Gove into all 
the worlJ, and the world, and 
preach the Gos- preach the Gospel 
pel to every crea to every creatuie, 
ture. He that be- and he that be 
lieveth and is iieveth shall be 
baptized shall behaved, whether he 
saved; biithe that is bar.tized or not; 
believethnotsha!) aud if he believes 
be damned. Uny part he will 

I not be damned. 
Faith comelh byj Faith Cometh bv 
hearing and hear-:prayer and ijOt by 
ing by the word the word of God. 
of God. He thatjHe that heareth 
heareth tiiese say-jihese sayings of 
ings of mine andjmine and believ- 
docth tbcui, him eth them him will 
will I liken to a I liken unto a 
wise man. [wise man. 

Forifanymanj For if any man 
be a hearer of the be a hearer of the 
word and not ajword and be!iev- 
doer, he is like ajtth in prayer 
man beholding his and that he is a 
natural face i:.i aigiuner, and that 
glass. BeyedoersjJesus hath power 
of the word and |to pardon sins aud 
not hearers only,] that he v.ill par- 
deceiving you r (Ion his — come to 
own selves; * ajthe anxiousbench 
doer of the work,lto be prayed for. 
this man shall be'andprajsfor him 
blessed in the self ; whether or 
deed. not he joins any 

ichurch, or is baj)- 
itized or not, that 
ed in the deed. 
What doth it What doth it 
profit, my breth- profit, a man, my 
ten, though a man friends, that has 
say he hath faith faith ; that he 
and have n o should do works? 
works? can faith can works save 
save him ? him ? 

But wilt thouj Believeme,dear 
know, O, vainjfrieiids.lhattobe- 
taith Jieve in works as 
essential to salva- 
tion, is norelieic u 
at all. 

For the testi- 
mony must not be 
without, but in 
the heart we must 
feel that God has 
pardoned oursiu;--. 

man, that 
without woiks is 

For as the body 
without the spirit 
is dead, so faith 
withrut works is 
dead also. 

He that break 

be called the least 

in the kingdom oi 

But whosoever 
shall do and teach 

salvation to our- 

selves aud not the 
grace of God. 

Any one that 
put any credit to 
the same himself for keep- 
he calledlingtiiecommands, 

Now when they 
htard this the\ 

great in the king-, when ho gets re 
dom of heaven. | warded fur it, it 
I will not be in 


But if any one 

feels aud knows 
Vi'ere pricked ini himself to be a 
their hearts, and sinner in the sight 
said unto Peter'of God, aiid that 
and there-tof ihe'he needs the par- 
npostles, Men and don of the Sivior, 
brethren, what, he will ask to be 

prayed for, and 
prays himself. 
Thenif they will 

shall we do? 

Then Peter said _ 

nnto them, repent make themselves 

aud be baptized known by coming 

every one of youi forward to (he al- 

in tbenameof Je-Uar of prayer, or 

sus Christ, for the anxious seat, the 

remission of sins, br e th r en will 

and ye shall re-]come and instruct 

ceive the gift of-youaud [jersuade 

the Holy Ghost, lyou to the end of 

your strength ; — 

only believe and 

God will bless. 

Christ also loved 

But thisdoctrine 

the church andjof water baptism 
gave himself for|as though Christ 
it ; that he mighticame to sanctify 
sanctify and 'and cleanse the 
cleanse it wilbjworld by wash- 
the washing ofjing it in water if 
water by the word. lit kept his word ! 
By a new andj The good old 
living way wbichjWay_ of getting 
he hath consecra- religion, is still 
led for us, rhro'ithesnieway. We 
the vail, that is want no better 

to say his flesh. 
And havintr a 
bifih priest 



religion than good 
old Abraham and 
Isaac and Jacob 

the house of God; had. Abraham 
got his by faith 
aud 80 did Isaac, 

But to keep the 

let us draw near 
with a true heart, 
in full assnrance'and we read that 
of faith, having|Jacol) got his 
our hearts spriuk-jhiessingby wrest- 
led from an evil | ling with the 
conscience, andiLord, but not by 
our bodies wash- being bathed all 
ed with pure wa- over in water, as 
(cr. some now prefer. 

* * * whilei Good okl Noah 
the ark was a pre- was saved by faith 
paring whereinland by keeping 
ei^ht souls werejout of the water 

eth one of thesecommandmonis ^.„-- - 

least command -jtbaf we should be [ saved by water.:— by going into 

ments, aud ttucb 'saved, would be 

men so; he shall to attribute our 

The like figure' the ark. God does 
whereunto evenlnol require the 

baptism doth also 
now save us, (not 
the putting away 
of the filth of the 
flesh, but the an- 
swer of a good I him. 
conscience toward 

Yerily, verily I 
say unto thee, ex- 
cept a man be 
born of water and 
of the spirit, he 
cannot enter into 
the kingdom of 

putting away of 
the filth of the 
flesh. All he re- 
quires is a good 
conscience toward 

While it is not 
necessary to be 
baptized in order 
to be faved : it is 
however no harm 
to be ; especially 
if that good con- 
science seems to 
demand it. 

But trine im- 
mersion is not the 
only mode of 
Cl.ristian bap- 
tism, neither is 
immersion in any 
other, or all of its 
forms, but sprink- 
ling- and pouring 
on of water also 
consists of scrip- 
tural baptism. 
Either of all will 
do, for the con- 
sciences of many, 
will suggest many 
Go ye into ail. Would to God, 
tha world andN^eweieallpreach- 
teach all nations, l^^^s that we might 
baptizing tbem in P'^afli <o tbe 
the name of (he: «''^''e world the 
Father.and of the|g'"'i«= ^^^ ^od, and 
Son, and of the Prevent all this 

I am the way, 
the truth and the 
life: no man com- 
eth unto the Fath- 
er but by me One 
Lord, one faith, 
and one baptism. 
There is one body 
and one spirit, 
even as ye are 
called in one hope) 
of your calling. ; 

Holy Ghost,teach- 
ing them to ob 
serve all tliingb 
whatsoever I have 
commanded you. 


things, happy 

* * f.)r if 
know these 
ye it ye do the'm. 
If ihenyour Lord 
and Masler have 
washed your feet 
ye ought to 


of for- 
mality, such as 
tiie keeping of 
tie cotnmaad- 
nients for salva- 

Ilnw many souls 
could and would 
bo made happy 
if that barrier of 
feetwashing, the 
kha, and laying 
on of hands, &c., 
was removed from 

wash one anoth- before thera, and 
er's feat. Take Jesus aud the 
luy yoke upon cross preached 
you, and Itarn ot to tbcm, for these 
me, for I am meek hold many under 
and 1 w I y in a burden as in a 
heart ; and ye yoke aud are in 
shall find rest nn- no wise es-sential 
to your souls. For to their future, or 
my yoke is easy eternal happiness 
and my burdeni» but aro a burden 
liglit. laud yoke which, 

'for their bearing 

THE Pil>(>RIM. 


Now I praise 
you, bretliren, that 
ye reaieuiber me 
in all thiiig,-J, aiul 
keeptiie oiilinan- 
ces as I deliveieti 
them to you. * * 
It'any niau preaehj 
auy other Gospel! 
luito you tliuu! 
that ye have re-j 
ceiveti let him be 
accurseJ. I 

of them brings 
uo reward. 
As for feetwash- 
iug, it was to 
teach humility, 
which cau be 
'taught inathou- 
saud other ways, 
laud the kiss was 
the aucicut mode 
of saliitation, or 
gree'iug, while 
iu this age of (he 
world Paul him- 
self would only 
shake bauds. 
C. C. Root. 

Made a Man of Him- 

Tliere was a great revival iu S. 
Dr. Hale's wife was converted, and 
• he Dr. also indulged a hope. Both 
asked membership in the Baptist 
Church. Tliere was but one ob- 
jection : the doctor kept a grocery 
and drug store, and sold liquor al- 
so. His partner had no couseieace 
about it ; he had, but lacked resolu- 
tion and iudependecce to obey his 
convictions; That was his weak- 
ness in all matters, aud made him 
a tool of others, a creature ofcir- 
cumstftuce. The church would not 
receive a rumselier ; he disliked to 
be rejected. What cauld he do? 
Leave his business? Sacrifice his 
large stock of liquors? Risk all for 
Christ? Such heroic action was too 
high for him. His nature, his bus- 
iness, his pocket, bis habits were 
against it. He wisbed to be saved, 
desired to be a Christian, but nev- 
er dreamed of sacrifices. The seed 
was in stony ground, aud bade fair 
to wither and die. 

He proposed a compromise. Just 
like him ! Just^iike thousands of 
others ! They kept back part of the 
price. He would sell out the stock 
on hand, aud buy no more. The 
church was satisfied. Satau laughed. 
He likes double-raiuded professors. 
The doctor's plan just suited him. 
The judgments of the deacon suited 
him. All was working as he de- 
sired. But the pastor. Dr. I , 

spurned the compromise, and re- 
fused to baptize such a rumselier. 
That spoiled the nice arrangement. 
He would give the doctor his cow, 
his horse ; he would share his last 
loaf with him if the latter became 
poor for Christ's sake; but be 
would not baptize him until he was 
totally purged from the rum traffic. 
This was a moral shock to the 
church and to the doctor, but from 
the right direction. It caused great 

thinking, deep feeling, some dis- 
cussion. The doctor was aroused; 
his whole energy was stiired ; new 
thouglits and feelings broke into 
his soul. Cliristiauily, duty, life 
appeared to him in a new, a higher, 
brighter light. He accepted the 
new revelation. He gave liie pas- 
tor his hand ; his soul burst the snare 
of compromise ; with a will he made 
the sacrifice of rum and iiis busi- 
ness, aud stood erect for Christ. 

The people were surprised, the 
pastor delighted, the doctor was 
calm and exultant. He was bap- 
tized, and emphatically entered up- 
on his new life, lie was a new 
man, and from that time developed 
new aud noble powers ; excelled 
his former self iu all manly quali- 
ties ; took a high posiiion iu soci- 
ety ; became a leader in all good 
works ; a counsellor, a friend and 
helper to the weak and troubled. 
He found other business, prospered 
and was happy. By the integrity 
and courape of his pastor was born 
again. He was before but half 
converted : he had not laid all upon 
the altar ; but this test brought him 
to the Savior's feet. 

Thereare thousands iu thechurch, 
mere pigmies, weak, worldly, and 
vacillating, because they at the out- 
set shrink from the demands of du- 
ty. Christ's way seems hard aud 
exr.cting, and they choose a compro- 
mise, and are trying to serve God 
and mammon. Could they be 
brought to a square, unresevred 
consecratiou, a choice of Christ at 
the loss of all things, it would bless 
them as it did Doctor Hale. 

The test 'nay have been offered 
and dodged. It is always offered 
in some form, but many decline it, 
and are, therefore, weak and wick- 
ed. How many seek first the king- 
dom of iieaven, prefer Christ to auy 
and all other things, sacrifice prop- 
erty, pleasure, «nd honor, for the 
Gosppl ? The entirely consecrated 
in the church are few ; compro- 
miiers are many. The wluie tone 
of religious life needs to be elevated, 
a general heart-searching is deman- 
ded ; more enthusiasm and sitigle- 
ness of purpose are essential to the 
development of talent, deliverance 
from sia. aud success in converliufc 
the world. Who is ready to give 
up all for Christ? Who will forsake 
all that he has, and use all his pow- 
ers and means in the service of the 
Lord ? — -Bible Lesson. 

every man, woman aud child. In 
the words oi a late writer, "the 
whole armor ol God" was made 
for the individual. Some years 
ago, a gentleman about to leave a 
store where he bad been dealing, 
spr)ke quietly to the proprietor 
about his soul. "You are the first 
man," replied the merchant, "who 
has thus spoken to me for seven- 
teen years!" Seventeen years of 
constant intercourse with Christians 
and not one word received btaring 
upon his eternal interests! Dr. 
Spring states that he ilelayed for a 
considerable time to press the claims 
of religion upon the attention ot a 
gay young lady of his congregation, 
thougii frequently admonished by 
conscience to do so. Finally resol- 
ving io do his duty, he called upon 
her, aud found her in tears. In- 
stantly divining the cause which 
led to his visit, she exclaimed as 
she rose to welcome him, "My 
dear pastor, I am glad to see you. 
1 was afraid I was the only one 
who had escaped your friendly no- 

Six Short Hints- 

Specific Life-work- 
There is a specific life-work for 

1. Never neglect daily [irivate 
prayers ; and when you pray, re- 

j member, that God is present, and 
that he hears you. nrayers (1 John 
v. 15. ) 

2. Never neglect daily Bible 
reading; and when you read, re- 
member, that God is speaking to 
you ; and that you are to believe 
and act upon what he says. All 
backsliding begins by neglecting 
these two rules. (John v. 13-16.) 

3. Never let a day pass without 
doing something for Jesus. Every 
morning reflect on what Jesus has 
done for you and then ask yourself 
"What am I doing for him ?(Malt. 
v. 13-16. 

If you are ever in doubt as to a 
thing being right or wrong, go t) 
your room and consider whether 
you can do it iu the name of Jesus 
and ask God's blessing on it. li 
you cannot do this, it is wrong. 
(Rom. xiv23.) 

6. Never take your Christianity 
froni Christians, or argue because 
such and such people do so and s •, 
that, therefore you may. You are 
to ask yourself, "How would (he 
Lord have me act ?" Follow him 
John X. 27. 

6. Never trust your feelings or 
the opinions of men. If authorities 
are pleaded, still "Let God be true 
but every man a Mar." (Rom. 
iii. 4.) 



On the Banks of the Ganges- 

I heard recently the remark marie 
that "amongst other things that had 
been done away wiih by the British 
Government in India, that terrible 
custom of carrying the dying down 
to the side of the river Ganges had 
been entirely abolished." Would to 
God that this weretru»'. In futnre 
letters I shall take nccasion to tell 
jOQof thai which Iknoiu; that which 
my own eyes have seen in the past 
twelve years, and now on my return 
to that land ; and may God aid me 
to tell the story so that Ciiristians 
may be roused froia slumber fo 
work; active, vigorous work. Not 
merely to stand ou tl>e defensive at 
home,defending Christianity against 
(he attacks of inlidels, butfhat they 
should arouse to carry the work 
vigrously into the enemy's country, 
attacking Satan in his strongholds, 
■whieli he has held for centirrles. 

Let me here say something to you 
about this matter of taking the dy- 
ing down to the banks of tiie Gau- 
ges to die. You know that the 
Hindoos consider that liver sacred, 
and they worship it under the name 
of the Goddess GANGHA,and the be- 
lieve that if persons can die 


of that sacred stream, it will secure 
to them many years of happiaess in 
the other world — the abode of the 
gods — before they again return to 
this earth in some new form. 

In former times, that is about fif- 
teen years ago, if a person had ar- 
rived, as tiiey supposed, at his last 
hours, he was carried out by his re- 
lations and friends, and laid on the 
banks of this stream to breathe his 
last. Wiien he was once laid there 
he was considered as dead in the eye 
of the law, and his heirs at once en- 
tered into posessiou of his property. 
1^ by any chance he?hiu!d recover, 
still the law considered him as dead. 
He became an outcast, a Pariah, th<^ 
lowest and most degraded ot human 
beings. He never rouid be received 
inside his own doors again. No rel- 
ative, wife, parent, or child, no one 
who had ever known him, would 
evers[>eak to him again. He migh.t 
be a high case Brahmin, or the 
Ijwest Sndra ; it mattereii "ot, from 
henceforth Ik^ was an outcast, only 
being kept alive by food which he 
begged fruiu those who did not 
know him, for none wlrt) had for- 
merly known him would give to 
him, and eventually generally mis- 
erably perished by starvation. Ti) 
prevent tliis terrible result — the loss 

of caste, ihe miserable degradation, 
an.i final starvation — after a man 
had ouce been brought hece to die, 
if .'lis life appeared likely to be pro- 
longed, his friends wf nld rather as- 
sist him to die than allow him to 
recover, to be subjected to such suf- 
fering ; consequently they frequent- 
ly hastened his departure by pour- 
ing quart after quart of the holy 
water from the riverdown his throat, 
or by stufHug hu nostrils, m.-uth, 
and ears with the mud of this sacred 
stream, so that he would suffocate. 
Within the last few years, however, 
the English Government have tried 
to stop these murders. They insist 
that if a parson should recover after 
being brought to the sacred stream 
to die, he 


and shall have his property the same 
as before, only the Brahmin priests 
make him pay a high price not to 
lose his caste ; for if a man iosps his 
caste he canbuy it back again. Mon- 
ey there, as elsewhere, will do most 
thingj. The English Government 
alst insists that, at any rate in the 
large cities, a physician's certificate 
shall be given, stating that these 
persons are in a dying condition be- 
fore they are brought there : and 
also if they live a few hours, milk 
and medicine is given them. In 
the large cities police are stationed 
near the banks of the stream to see 
that actual murder does not take 
place by means of the water and 
mud. Thus the government has 
succeeded in stopping a little of the 
wickedness; but as that river is 
over fourteen hundred miles in 
length, it is evident that it is im- 
possible for the police to watch the 
whole of both banks of the stream. 
Then, too, the polio* are natives, 
wl.o still have firm fliith in their 
Brahmins, and would never betray 
them or their deeds to the English. 
Still it is something for the English 
Government to have done his much, 
and we can only hope I hat the fu- 
ture will see more decided measures 

Let me tell you a rather amusing 
incident tiiat occuned a short time 
ago. First, however, let me say that 
one of their superstitions is thi : 
that if u person should return to his 
own home after being carried to the 
Ganges to die, they believe that the 
first person on whom the eyes of the 
sick one should rest, after passing 
the thre,shold of his own door, will 
either die or some terrible misfor- 
tune will happen to him that year. 
Now there is iu Calcutta a Dr. K , 

a medical missionary belonging to 
the Scotch Kirk. He bad two pu- 
pils, young men who, being well 
educated, did not believe in the su- 
perstitious of their ancesters. These 
young men came to t!ie doctor one 
day in great distress, and told him 
that 'heir mother, of whom they 
were very fond, had been quite sick, 
and that the old people of the house- 
hold had insisted upon her being 
carried to the Ganges to die. The 
sons tried to i)revent it, but all their 
efforts were in vain — the old peo- 
ple insisted upon its being done — 
she had been taken there and 


Butthe young men still thought 
she might be saved, a^^d begged t le 
Doctor to go and see her there. He 
went, and lound her very weak and 
feeble, but, as he thought by no 
means in dying condition, if 3are 
and other things were given her. 
He told the Brahmin priests who 
were present that he was a physi- 
cian, and that he was going to send 
medicins for the sons to give the 
old lady every hour, and if he heard 
that they at all interfered with the 
proper administration of the med- 
icine, he would report them to the 
English Government. 

The Doctor went home and pre- 
pared some strong beef tea, put it 
into a medicine vial, and and gave 
it to the sons, telling them to give 
two tablespoons fjll every hour. 
Probably had the. sons kown what 
it was, they would not have given 
it, for everywhere there is so super- 
stitiouta reverence for the cow, they 
have a perfect horror of eating beef 
looking upon it much as we would 
upon a rattlesnake. The sons how- 
ever administred it carefully, and in 
two or three days the old lady was 
much better, that there vvas excuse 
why she should not retuurn home. 
She was accordingly placed in a 
palanquin, with a thickcloth thrown 
over it to prevent the possibility of 
her being seen (this is the «ay, all 
the ladies are carried if by chance 
ihey are compelled to go into the 
street), and so she was carried into 
the inner court of the house. But 
now came the "tug of war." The 
old lady mu^t be carried into the 
house, and no one was willing to 
be the first person seen by her. At 
length they hit upon a very ingen- 
ious device — they sent a servant into 
tho men's apartments for a small 
looking-glass. When this was 
brought the servant went quickly 
behind the palanquin, quietly threw 
back the cloth, and quickly drew 



back one oftlie sliding duors, at the 
same time liasliiy tiiriisiiiiijtheliH k- 
ing-glass iuto the old lady's face, 
that ll;e first per-^oii on wliom she 
should look, might i)e iiern^lf alone. 
Such are some ot tli?irsuper.--iition«. 
If you like, iu ruy next, I will (ell 
you of one of my own pupils, who 
was taken lo the Gauges to die. 

Tlie above we dip from the Chrintian 
nt Work not because we have no original 
matter, but we think it will be of interest 
to our readers to know something abou' 
the customs and superstitious ideas of the 
people of Iudi». 


The Broken Pane- 

At onr schcol there was a boy by 
the name of Robert Rich. Oue day 
he was throwing stones, when he 
hit a window and broke a pane of 
glass No person had seen him 
throw the stone. He might have 
slunk away and kept his act a secret, 
if he had not been too noble a boy 
to do snch a meanness. 

Mr. Hardwick, who lived in the 
house where the pane was broken, 
was a lawyer, and seemed to be of a 
stern, harsh temper; for be used to 
scold the boys if they but crossed his 
fields or even entered bis woods. 
Robert did not like to meet him. 

But Robert had mOie fear of do- 
ing wiong than of tacing the anger 
of the lawyer. So he went up to 
Mr. Hardwick and said : 

"In throwing a stone just now I 
broke a pane of glass m one of your 

"Well, then you must send a gla- 
zier and have it mended," said Mr. 
Hardwick in an angry tone. 

"That is just what I wished to 
do," said Robert, "and I will do it 
at once." 

Struck by his manly reply, Mr. 
Hardwick asked Robert if he had 
anv money to pay ihe glazier. 

"Yes," "said Robert p'l have half 
a crown that I have been .«avinjj 

"What have you been saving it 
up for?" asked Mr. Hardwick. 

"I have been saving it up to b'ly 
my sister a sunshade," replied Rob- 

"Well, sir," said the lawyer, "I 
look to you to 826 thai: my window 
is men led." 

Robert t)owed ati<i took his leave. 
That same day hesd t i gk zier aud 
had a new pane of glass set in pla:e 
of the broken one He felt that Mr. 
Hardwick had clairas.J no more of 
him than was right. But, as Robert 

sat at his lesson that evening, the 
door-boll rung, and a package was 
lift for him. He opened il. and 
v\hatdo you think he fnnnd? — In 
the jwckage was a beautiful blue 
sunshad*^, .^nd wit'i it a letter from 
Mr. Hardwick in these word- : 

'Take this as a proof that I was 
phased by your readiness in doing 
right to-day." 

Robert ran and gave the sunshade 
to his sister, and she vias delighted 
with tlie gift. His father, when he 
learned what had iiafipcned, said to 
Robert : 

"We should rdwavs do right tor 
the love of right, and not in the hope 
of reward." 

"I am sure I did not hope for a 
reward," said Robert. "I should 
still have been gla<l I paid for 
mending the window even if I had 
got nothing in return. For surely 
I deserved nothing. I see that a 
man may seem stern, like Mr. Hard- 
wick, and yet be kind at heart." 

Don't Give up, but Try- 

A gentleman traveling in the 
northern part of Ireland heai'd the 
voice children, and .^topped to lis- 

Finding the sound came from a 
small building used as a school- 
house, he drew near ; and as the 
door was open, he went in, aud lis- 
tened to the words the boys were 

One lit' 

fellov.' stood 


looking very sad. 

"Why does that boy stand there?" 
asked the aentlemau. 

"Oh, lie is good for nothing \'' 
replied the teacher. "There's noth- 
ing in him. I can make nothing 
of him. — He is the mo.;t stupid boy 
in school." The gentleman was 
surprised at this answer. He saw 
that the iericher was so stern and 
rough that the j^ounger and more 
timid were near!? crushed. — After 
a few words- to them, placing his 
his hands on the nobk- brow of the 
little fellow who stood apart, he 
said : 

"One of these days you may be a 
fini: scholar; don't give up; try, 
my boy, try." 

The boy's soul was ;'roused. His 
sleeping min'l awoke. A new ]jur- 
po?e v. as fl.rmed. From tha*" hour 
i e b(came anxious so excel. And 
he did become a fine scholar, and 
the author of a well-known coni- 
memtary on the Bible; a great and 
i;ood man, beloved and lionoreii. 
It was Dr. Adam Clarke. 

The secret of his success is worth 

knowing: "Don't give up; but try> 
my boy." — Selected. 


— From Eld. J. S. Flory we have 
the following items. Up to Jan. 
4lh, had a fine pleasant winter, the 
last two weeks has been unusualy 
severe weather for Col. It has been 
very cold and stormy, however but 
littlesnow — about 14 inches. Dur- 
ing the winter a number of Indians 
have been iu parts of the Platte 
Valley hunting. By a lute order 
oftlie government they a eall or- 
dered back on their reservations 
and not to leave them without a 
[itraiit and escort of soldiers. This 
will settle all fears ofth':m in the 

Buffaloes still keep scarce in the 
Flat to Valley, plenty near the Kan- 
sas lice we learn. The days of the 
BuQalo in this region will soon be 
numbered with the poor Indian. 
They are driven westward, to make 
place for the tide-wave of emigra-' 

ExTEEUE Cold in the Far 
West. — A despatch from Helena, 
Montana, of the 14th lost, says: 
"Last night the mercury in ther- 
mometers all froze small quantities 
of mercury in phials congealed. 
Four Chinaman who left town at 4 
p. A. on Tuesday were found on 
Wednesday morning about half a 
mile from town frozen to death,aud 
whiskey which they bad with them 
in small kegs, was frozen solid. A 
report from Philipburg, Mout.,says 
that two Chinaman were frozen to 
death at that place. Twenty-one 
men have been brought to Dodge 
City who were frozen and in a help- 
less condition on the plains. Some 
have since died, and those alive are 
b'ldly crippled. Mr. Vantress, a 
member oi the Kansas Legislature, 
had both legs frozen while attempt- 
ing to reach the capital, and it is 
feared they will have to be ampu- 
tated. The present cold spell is the, 
severest ever known in Kan?as and 
on the plains. The mercury marked 
twenty degrees below zero in this 
city at daylight this morning." 
Despatches from all parts of the 
Northwest report extremely cold 
wtatlier. In some portions of Da- 
kola it is reported that cattle are 
freezing to death, and great suffer- 
ing is feared amons: the settlers on 
the borders of the Western States. 




Shipwayne District, 
Dear Pilgrini : — 

Lasranqe Co., Iiid. 

On Cbrwtmas day 
according t(*previou« arraogements 
we met for tiie dedication of our 
new church. Thsre was a number 
of minieteriag hreturen invited and 
twelve were present. It wa.'i agreed 
that brother Jesse Calvert preach 
the dedication sermon. It was 
done, satisfactorily to all. There 
was pre^^eut a large congregation, 
good attention aiul good orJer. 
The meeting was continued nearly 
a week. Sixteen persons came out 
on the liOrd's side, and although 
the weather was very cold, they 
willingly went down into the liquid 
stream and was baptized for the re- 
mission of their iius. 

On Sunday erening January 3d. 
cue more came anil wanted to 
unile wit 1 the children of God. 
The next morning, Monday, we 
met at the house of brother James 
Boyd near the bank of Buck Creek. 
There was a number of brethren, 
.sisters, and friends there. We^had 
a rejoicing time together, baptized 
the brother and felt that tlie Lord 
was with us. This making seven- 
teen added to our number. 

During our protracted efforts we 
held a choice for one visiting mem- 
ber. The lot fell on brother David 
Siierley, a promising young broth- 
er. We hope he will prove faithful 
in his calling, and be an enstmple 
to the flock. We also forwarded 
brother Benjamin Leer to the sec- 
ond degree of the ministry, that he 
may labor more extensively in the 
cause of the Master and be instru- 
mautal iu the conversion of souls. 
Samuel Lupoid. 

Dear Pilgrim: — 

As you seem to d«8ire 
church new.<), I will giye you a few 
items from this place, (Nettl*) Creek.) 
On the Ist day of January, brother 
Lewis Kob from Iowa, came among 
us visiting relatives and friends, 
and also preached for us at our dif- 
ferent meeting houses. He com- 
menced preaching at Locust Grove 
on Saturday evening the 2d, and on 
Sunday brother Wm.Minnich from 
Wabash Co., stopped with us and 
was with brother Kob on Sunday 
night and Monday. On Monday 
night brotlier Minnich came and 
preached at the brick meeting-house 
near Hagerstown, and on Tuesday 
morning took the train, while broth- 

er Kob coutiuued at the Grove. 
On Wednesday brother James 
Switzer from Kansas, while on his 
mission, stopped and preached one 
aerraon at the brick meeting-house. 
On Friday evening brother Kob 
came over to this place and con- 
tinued the meeting heie over Sun- 
day. On Thursday evening the 
4th he came to White Brancli and 
continued theie until Sunday. On 
Sunday evening he closed his labors 
wilh us at the brick meeting-house. 
The meetings were mostly of even- 
ings and were well attended consid- 
ering theextreme cold weather a part 
of the time, and we have reason to 
believe there svere deep impressions 
made on many that are yet stand- 
ing out of the fold of Christ, and 
the christian was encouraged on his 
way Zionward. 

I will say in conclusion that the 
Pilgrim has made its way among 
the subscribers here, and all seem 
to be well pleased with it, and the 
new form in which it comes. 

Abraham Bowman. 

GS. ) 

75. f 

Boiling Springs. 
Jan. 20lh 1875. 
Bro. Brumbaugh : — 

Brethren J. F, 
Oiler and John Zuck paid us a vis- 
it on Friday January 2d. Com- 
menced a series of meetings iu the 
evening in the Union church at 
this place, intending to hold it only 
over Sabbath, but finding that the 
spirit was striving with the people 
and the interest growing, we contin- 
ued it. Brother Zuck left on Mon- 
day. Brother Oiler continued, and 
on Friday the 8th, brother Snyder 
came and assisted until Monday 
when he left for home. On Sunday 
the 10th, we baptized our friend 
Michael Landis, who had long since 
lead a moral life. We continued 
until Thursihiy evening the 14th, 
and on Friday ?ve added another 
one by baptism, with the promise 
of at least 4 or 5 more shortly. 
The last meeting we had was the 
largest. Every person .seemed to 
be hungry for the bread of life and 
wished us to continue, but as Bro. 
Oiler was obliged on acaount of 
sickness auJ bu«inesa to return 
home, wecouseuted by a promise to 
return in six weeks again. 
Yours fraternally. 

G. BlllNDLB. 

Dear Pilgrim: — 

We closed our series 
of meetings at Brownsville last 
night. There were seven appoint- 

ments camraaucing on the evening 
of the 16th of present month. We 
had but two strange brethren, and 
yet not strange either, but were 
from other congregations. They 
were brother Jesse Roop from Bush 
Creek congregatien, and Daniel 
Wolf from the Manor congregation. 
The former from Frederick county 
Md., and the lalter from Washing- 
ton Co., Md. 

We were disappointed in regard 
to the number of ministers we ex- 
pected. We were not however, 
disappointed as to the preaching 
these brethren done for us, who were 

It was the general remark of all 
with whom I spoke of our meetings, 
"Had we not good meetings?" And 
such we really had. These breth- 
ren spoke ill the spirit, and in the 
demonstration of the truth, and we 
are not without hope, that good 
seed was sown, which will soon 
spring forth. 

The church was edified and sin- 
r eis were convicted of the necessity 
of turning their feet to tiie testi- 
mony of the Lord. We do think 
that there were those present who 
were almost persuaded to be chris- 
tians, yet we had not the privilege 
of seeing any united to the church. 

We could not have wished for a 
more propitious time. Moonlight 
nights and good roads, good attend- 
ance, and attention to thr words 

The local ministers at this place 
are Cornelius W. Tlastle, Eli Your- 
tee and the writer. 

Yours in ohiistian fellowship. 
Emanuel Slifer. 

3Ir. Brumbaugh : 

Some oae of our 
friends has been sending us some of 
jour papers ; in them we find an in- 
quiry if any know of the destituiion Ik 
tliis state. Let me answer the inqui- 
ry, and also give aa inipeifect d»- 
scriptiun of tlij actual destitution 
which 1 know d'ies exist in our im- 
mediate vicinity. 

There are three lamilies of Dunk- 
ards, that I am acquainted with, who 
must be assisted, or suffer frwrn ex- 
treme want; iwo of those are widow 
women. They have been helped, 
but they will need help yet till 

But side of this, there is so much 
destitution, th«t my heart fails me, 
in spo iking ()f it. <-'nly yesterday 
I ot'a little girl fa»t oftovii 
who actually perisiied from exp sure, 
I . .1 to id by a nrcmbci ef ou 



(oaimitiec ihat she is only one of 
fifty ttiat hnvQ. i>u(Terfd extremely 
from exposure. 

I could tell you how thono pcivoni 
carae to he so n«efly, hut will first 
ask you to serd if rossib^o, somr- 
t.hing to relierc their immediate 
nants, and then I will give you all 
the informalioii you m»y desire in 
this di'eotioD. 

Suud us yaru socks, any clothing 
that isTvanii, shoes, material for 
making iinderware, and in fact any- 
thing thai will at once relieve the 
sufferers. Our Com. hns done and is 
doing all in i s porer, but unless 
lielped from ahroail, can riOt meet all 
the wants of the needy- 
All packages must be directed to 
State OntafEelief Committee, Topc- 
ka, Kansas, in care of A. H. Lackey, 
President o"" Marion County Relief 
Society, Peabcdy K., for lira. J. M. 
Sharon President of Marion Cenler 

This direction must be wriiten on 
one side of the box, so that the pack- 
age may come fret of charge. I have 
been autiiorized by our Aid Society 
to wii'e you this request 

Moiif-y nifiv be sent direct to Mrs 
Sharon, Alarion Centre. By reading 
the signature yon will find our names 
are the same, ard I presume are dis- 
tani relaHves ?s my grar dfatt ercame 
from your stste. 

If you doubt my reliability, I will 
refer you to Rev. D. Miiler of We?t 
Alexander, 0., an uncle, or J. Miller 
of Milford, It.d , a coasin. I could 
give yo'i the names of mnnyiaore if 
spaco \Aould permit. All the above 
ate members (^f the Brethien Chuich. 
John M. Beumbaigh. 

Marion Centre, Kan. 

The Thief Query Again- 
Dear Pilgrim : — 

any Bible, 

I ever 

Ill my school days I olten read 
that excel'enladvicp, "Try, try, again. 
In reading Bro Heriz'er's crilicl.'.m 
upon the "Thief Query," I was 
prompted to say, ''Tiy, try, again." 
The Bro. says in the new sp'.'cimen 
number of Pilgrim page 7, that 
while reading or meditating en my 
criticism, 'T plainly saw, if we are 
inclined to correct our brethren, we 
are in danger of making a similar 
mistake. >Such, on this occasion was 
the 'oving Br(\ Flory's misfortune-'' 
Yes, d^ ar Bro and the s me mi-take 
has fali'eo to your lot from some 
cause f r other ' 

When you propose to give the 
correct quotation as your Bible reads, 
you have it wrong or your Bible reads 

different from 

You have "thou" before 
I will try once more to give the cor- 
rect quotation from the Bible it is 
thus: "Verily I s-ay unto thee, to-i!ay 
shalt thou bo with me in Para- 

When ray first aiticle, (the one 
Bro. H. criticises) appeared, I was 
soiry of tic typographical eriors 
that occurred in put'ing the v\-ord 
'■this day'' for to-day, if n-'t a lv)0- 
graphical error it was an awkward slip 
of the p.en, for I had no idea of 
putting '-tl is" for "to." I thought 
( f sei (ting a correction, but findinjr 
i he correct language was put in type 
once in my ariicle, I thf ught the 
circful reader wou'd di?f over I did 
not wish lo iubsti'ute "this dny" for 
'io-day.' I only lefi off the word "ver- 
ily" fir the sske of brevity. Ai d 
ap to the punctuating, to suit my own 
"views of the passage" as brother H. 
say?. I will say, he draws an inf r- 
encp or conclusion above the fact= in 
the matter as to my viuws. I did not 
say, 1 believe, fismy \ it wsof tie mat- 
ter was a c[uestion asked, and not a 
promise given. I, in the first part 
only desired, to coll atiention to the 
habit of quoting the j'assage wrong 
ard io show, there is ground for 
avgument against a promise with 
those who contend for .'aivation with 
out baptizing, and that the argument 
is as sound, as the arguments 
used io show sprinkling is valid 

The most logical conclusion I can 
draw fiom the simplicity of Gispe! 
reading is, the Savior had the right 
to grant any requestor blessiug he 
saw priper and in any way best suit- 
ed to the case, before he had sealed 
His will with his blood. But after 
ihe death of the "Testator" to become 
an heir we must comply with the stip- 
ulations of Ids will. Tiiev, thatca.T 
upon the name of the Lord now, 
can be saved, provided thfy call ac- 
C'Jiding (0 the Gospel plan of salva- 
tion and that implies muc'i more 
than Lord, Lord have mercy on me 
a sinner! 

Not all that,=ay Lord, Lord shall 
enter in. but he, that dreth ihe 
will of God is the result of saving 
faith in Christ. Thatwe can come 
to the saving cflScaoy ofCh'ist with- 
out conip'ying first with the condi- 
tions upon which I lie remission of sin 
is promised, is a matter sot revealed 
in Scripure. But "he that; believes 
find is bap'ized, ^hall he saved," is a 
comforiing promise of revelation. 
.J. S. Floey. 

Brother Brumhahgh : — 

I see in the first; 
of Dtcember number of the Pilgrim 
an appeal in my behalf written by 
Bro. Filzgeicld (or my loss by fire. 
I think it wnuld hr^ proper to stale, 
how far 'he brethren hiive responded 
lo ihet appeal : 

B. F. Moomaw Bon sacks, Ya. 1 
B. Lit<r. Gicencastle, Pa., — 
E. T. Robinsoi-, Roa.r.oke, III. 2 
Mii;h. Neikirk. Williarusporl, 1 
From a sister, Lancaster Pa. 1 
H. M. Iliir^-hberger, Ind. '2 

.J. Camp, Wlitelirg, Iowa, 5 
From a Bro., Huntingdon, 
From friends in Coventry 

From my 

J K. Sto'.f. 
W. F. Coosly, 
W. P. Wilson, 
H Bo! d, 

own aim in Beling- 


— oO 
For whieh the donors bt-ve my sin- 
cere thanks. Can the Brothien send 
me a Teslameiit (large print), at d 
Hymn book. I desire to express my 
gralfful thanks for past favors aiid 
shou'd the brethren see proper to 
contiriue ihcm, due notice of tlic re- 
ception will be given in ih? Pilgrim. 
•Joseph Howes. 
Belington, Va. 

Dear Ftlgrim. — 

Home, sweet home ! 
so must have neen i!ie thouglits of 
hro'her B. F. Mooinavf, when home 
again among his dear ones, when 
1:0 wrote that letter about his vi.sit 
to California in No. 50, Vol. 5, of 
ihe PlLGPviM. Prai.=e the Lord all 
who have a place called home, for 
ye are more blest than the writer 
who though he sang, "Tlrere is no 
place lliko home," never knew the 
comforts of one — never had a home, 
—yes he is right and with Long- 
fellow we ask : 

"Lives there a raau with soul so dead, 
AVho never to himself has said, 
Tliis is my own, my native landV" 

Taking p-W this into ci.nsiderai ion 
«e fergive brother B. F. Moomaw 
for looking at Caiifornia through -.i 
glass darkly. Bat hold on here 
comes old brother Paul and says: 
"Remember honor to whom honor 
ii due," and here an old Roniam 
v.-:irrior with his uhi bene Hi patria., 
"ihat is, where well, their home.",j 

Now I know California is not so 
bad and also think it my duty as 
one v.ho has east anchor on^her fer- 
tile shore.^, afer a long and stormy 
cruise all over and roiHid tiio world, 
I as one who finds her realized the 
I words /^f "'"■ >i^«^ 'U patria to write 



*a few lines iis dcfeuse oJ'tlie slateof 
the west of whcru oue pcefc ^ingF, 
Where the cocoa and asters are neigh- 
Where the fig and fir tree are one. 
Where the brave corn is lifting bent 
sabo rs, 
And flashing them far in the sun. 

Now I could write for liourS 
about tiie beauties of California 
wi)ich we see wheie ever we cast 
our eyes; 
"Where the fig is in leaf where the bios" 
Of oranges is fragant as fair." 

Will lirother M. jiiease prove me 
tbal the garilau of Eden was not in 

When we look around us uow 
and see ber robed in green, in the 
color of hope, every kind of' grain 
nicelv growing, the rain showers 
coraiug we a--k again. Where is 
is tiie tkiliire wliich happens about 
two seasouri out of five. We raise 
more wheat than all the Atlantic 
states, and ship Barley South, 
E'onb, and East in large quantities. 

Note. The compositor by some 
means, lost the remainder of the 
above communication before he had 
it completed. 

Dear Pilgniii : I eee an article head- 
ed the Kingdom of God in which 
the writer calls t!ie church the king 
dora of God, for which lie does not 
give Scriptural teslimony. lu 
Matthew 6 : 18-19, Christ says, up- 
on ibis rock I '.vill i)ui!d my cburch. 
Now if the church is the Kiogdom, 
why did not Cbrist say build my 
Kingdosn? I think the reason nas 
this, die kiugdora did not need 
building and tlie church did, so I 
hope tlie readers wiil read these 
passages and by so doing they wiil 
rind tliat Christ needed botli words 
to answer the purpose. 

Second, t notice he quotes from 
Luke 5 : 27. Now I think the wri- 
ter should also read Mark from the 
34th ver,te to the 2d verse of the 
9th chapter. There we find that 
Christ said, "which shall not taste 
of death until they see the king- 
dom of God come with power." 
Why not Christ say the church in- 
stead of kingdom ? I say bccau-e 
he knew that the church was to be 
built on that rock, and the king- 
dom of God did uoi need building. 
If it did, those disci[)les could not 
h'we seen it come vvitli power, and 
he "ays, "Fear not, little flock, for 
it is your Father's good pleasure to 
give you the Kingiiom." In addi- 
tion to this 1 win quote, "And this 

gospel of the Kingdom shall be 
preached in all the world for a wit- 
ness unto all nations: and Uien 
siiaU the end come." Now this 
eo^pel that Cin'ist had in view was 
the gospel of Christ, tlie power of 
God unto salvation. 

3 Tfiiy did not Christ tell his 
di.icipies to pray for his kingdom 
to be established, but said thy 
iiiiigdom ooiue ? 

4. We notice in the article where 
he says, "lu all reason Christ has 
a kingdom on earth, and when be 
comes he wili come to his king- 
dom." To this I wiil quote 2 
Tim. 4: 2, v^^hich reads as follows: 
"I charge thee therefore before God 
and the Lord Jesus Christ, who 
shall judge the quick aud the dead 
at his apperaing and his kingdom." 
From this it. appears that his king- 
dom shail appear with him instead 
of coming to his kingdom. I would 
like for some brother to give a full 
explanation on ail those passages for 
I do not feel able to carry it out as 
it i-hould be, but hope some one will 
make it plaia for both of us. 

M. Forney. 

Beloved brother Henry — Greeti ng, 
Grace, love an.l peace from God our 
Father be multiplied. 

I leel like writing you a few lines 
about the prosperity ofZiouin these 
par.s. The bi'ethreu have had 
pr'-aching heie the past year every 
four weeks. Ou last Saturday eve. 
aud Sunday, brother James Ilarley 
preaclud tour sermons. Bro. Moses 
Shuler was also present part of the 
tiuip. We bad only two appoint- 
ments, the hall being occupied at 
other times hy anoilier christian 
dciiomination ; but they gladly aud 
willingly gave way and K-t us fill 
their a])pointiuent3. They attended 
regularly aud listened attentively. 
Brethren from Springfield and 
Bethlehem were present. We had 
most excellent meetings ; a pleasant 
waiting boiore the Lord; a sea.son 
of rt'fresiiiug showeis from on high ; 
a time long (o be remembered. The 
l)est of order prevailed, and the 
best Qf attention paid to th.e word 
preached. Tears were seen to 
flow freely, aud amens weie heard 
pronounced by the attentive audi- 
ence to the meat of the word dealt 
out. They would have been stili 
better attended iiad not the weather 
been so iuclemeut. There are prcs- 
p'.cts here of good, of some coming 
out on the Lord's side. 

i Allentown is a city of twenty 
thousand inhabitants, and only five 
members of the Church of the 
Brethren in all that number. Tru- 
ly as sheep among wolves. I am 
confident that if the Brethren would 
have a church building here and 
preach twice every Sunday, and 
once or twice during the week like 
other denominations, much good 
might be done aud our member- 
ship might be much increased. 
What I notice is to that effect- 
Next door neighbors, unconcerned 
about their soul's salvation, by at- 
tending preaching formere pass- 
time, became affected and thus join 
or connect theraselves with that 
church of which they hear the doc- 
trine preached. 


Allentown, Pa. 

Brother Brumbaugh : — 

We are well phased 
with the Pilgrim and think it is 
just such a paper as every family 
should iiave. 

We see a pice.' in No. 3, page 46, 
from M. Crumrine, Moss Springs, 
Davis Co., Kan., and in closing he 
savs : "Now brethren, don't put us 
oil thinking vve can get help from 
the Aid Society. As far as ?.-e can 
learn, no one can get from them 
without paying for what they get." 
This, brethren, we don't under- 
stand. IFhen the people in the 
east are canvassing every township 
and sending to tlie Aid Society ex- 
pressly to help the neeiJy in Kansas 
and Nebraska, th<y have no limits. 
We have heard llrs before through 
Sjme people who have been travel- 
ing to Kansas and Nebraska. Now 
brethren, we don't say this is all 

\ true, but we would like to kvow by 
some one ibat knows something 
about this A id Society whether they 
are selling (irovisions to the needy 

, or n.)t. ^ G. W. GiSH. 

' Roanoke, 111. 

Falls Citv Neb. | 
Jan. 22d, 1875. / 
Brother Bnanbaugh -. — 

through the columns oi' the PiL- 
GRi.M the receipt of the follOs\ ing 
amounts rcc^Mved for the relief of 
the Kansas aiid Nebraska sufferers. 
From the brethren of 
Green Tree, Pa. §30.00 

^[anheim Pa. 136.00 

Swan Creek Ohio. 27.00 

Fail Creek Ohio. 30.00 

Portage Ohio. 33.00 



Pipe Creek Md. 74.00 

Lower Cumberlaud Pa. 60.00 

Welch Run, western Md., 100.00 
Rliodes Erie co K Y. .50 

Total. $491.00 

And in he half at the suffering 
jieople, we thank the brethren for 
their timely donations, and when 
distributed will alleviate much suf- 
fering. C. L. Keim. 


The District meeting for the nortli- 
ern district of Missouri will be held 
in the Hamilton congregation, Cald- 
well Co., Mo., on the 19th day of 
April next at the Mill Creek Schi>ol 
house, 3^ miles west from Hamilton 
and 4 miles south east of Kidda. 
Those coming by R. R. will stop off 
at Hamilton. 

Delegates are requested to be in 
the Congregation on the 18th, as 
there will be preaching in the morn- 
iug and vening of the 18th, and 
council to begin at 9 A. M. of the 
19th. A general representation is 

George Witwer. 

Hamilton, 31o. 

Our Tennessee district Meeting will 
be held at the Pleasant Hill Meeting 
house in Sullivan Co. Tennesee, be- 
ginning on good Friday, the 28th 
of March 1875, if God willing. We 
hereby extent an invitation to the 
brethren and sisters and especially to 
the minlstring brethren. We hope 
God will bless us and guldens by his 
holy spirit, that we will have a season 
of refreshment and thereby be built 
up in the faith, once delivered to the 
saints. If God willing the writer 
will hereafter, send such news for the 
Pilgrim as may be edifying. 

Henry Garst. 


McFERREN— SWARTZ.— By the wT- 

dersigned, in Shady Grove, Pa., Jan. 

21, 1875, Mr. Win. McFerren of Piatt 

Co., II]., to Miss S. C. Swartz ofUp- 

ton Pa. 
SWARTZ— ELLIOTT.— Also, by the 

same, at the same time, Mr. John J. 

Swartz of Piatt Co., III., to Mias M. 0. 

Elliott, of Welch Run, Pa. J. Zock. 

~~ DIED. 

SIBERT.— In Grantsvilla District, Gar- 
rett Co., Md., on the 38th of Novem- 
ber '74, Lydia Sibert, aged 65 years, 5 
months and 13 days. She was a mem- 
ber of th» Lutheran laith. Her mother 
was a Willhelm. Funeral discourse by 
the writer from Hebrews 9 : 37,38, In En- 
glish and German, to a large congrega- 
tiOn. JOBIAH Beeghly. 

STONE.— Jan. 10, 1S75 in tbn James 
Creek church, lluutiugdon Co., Pa., 
Moilie Stnue, daughter of brother Jacob 
and sister Nixncy Stone; aged 6 years, 
10 montli.s and 34 days. 
After a long illness of spinal disease 
the little sufferer was kindly relieved by 
death, and now wc trust her happy spirit 
rests where affliction and disease can 
never come, and where her soirow is turn- 
ed into fullness of joy. 

Geo. BnojiBAUQU. 
LUTZ. — In the Aughwick Congregation, 
Huntingdon Co., Pa., January 13, 18 
75, Bro. Samuel Lutz, aged 09 years, 
3 months and 10 days. 
Eie was a de.acon over 39 years, where 
he faithfully discharged his duties. His 
place never was vacant in meetmg when 
in health , his hands were always open 
when there was need. His position in the 
church is vacant, and cannot well be sup- 
plied. He left a widowed sister, four 
sons and one daughter, all members of 
the church but one. The sister has lost 
an affectionate companion, the children a 
kind father, the community a good neigh- 
bor and friend, and the church a good 
counselor and help, but our loss is his 
great gain. On Sunday the 17th, his re- 
mains were consigned to the tomb in the 
burying-ground near the Meeting-house, 
in the presence of a very large concourse 
of people. Funeral services by the Breth- 
ren from Rev. 14 : 13. Brother Samuel 
was with us in council on New Year's 
day, took his bed on Saturday, died in 
the night of the 18th. O, what is man? 
John G. Glock. 
{Companion please copy.) 


C L Ilarusher 1 25. John Reiff 
1 45. John Harsh 1 60. xMathias 
Frauiz 2 90. Abraham Bowman 
3 20. L H Dickey 16 60. Geo G 
Hall 1 70. Henry Sniteman 1 70. 
D B SUilsman 3 20. Math. Frauiz 

6 00. JAB Harshbarger 2 35. S 
P Grossnickle 8 30. Henry Sniie- 
ruau 4 70. Leonard Wolf 8 40. 
Samuel Ryman 3 95. Noah He.a- 
rick.s 2 00. Wm Sadler 22 17. J 
H Moore 4 GO. M J McClure 6 40 
D M Foglesanger 19 14. Thomas 
Barklow 9 00. Geo Havwar.t 1 70 
John Shank 3 20. W H Robey 5 90 
John Gault 5 75. David Miller 

7 85. J C McMuUen 1 60. R Ma- 
son 1 60. J C Richer 6 80. L H 
Miller 2 60. John M Baker 1 60. 
Paulina Ranch 1 60. Samuel My- 
ers 12 40. D D Sell 1 60. Jos Y 
Heckler 1 60. John H Linehaugh 
3 10. Isaac Ullery 3 00. M'S 
Sanger 8 70. Calh E Tressler 1 60 
M Garber 2 60. beo Brindle 3 00 
Jeremiah Roth meal 3 20. Aug T 
Pursley 75. Eli Metz 2 95. Sim- 
nel Lupoid 3 20. R B McDonald 
1 70. B F Flory 10.00. 

No use of any longer taking the large, repul- 
sive, griping, .drastic and nauseous pills, compos- 
ed of crude and bulky ingredients, and put up in 
cheap wood or pasteboard boxes, when we can, by 
a careful application of chemical science, extract 
all the cathartic and other medicinal properties 
from the most valuable roots and herbs, and con- 
centrate them into a minute Granule, scai'cely 
larger tharl a mustard seed, that can be readily 

swallowed by thuso oftho most sensitive st.oiu- 
ti<-bs and ia^iii'idinu.'i tastes. Each of Dr. Pierce's 
IMcasiiiit Piu'Liiilive Pellets represents, in a most 
cunstMitrated li»rm. as much cathartic power as Is 
cmbiiilicd In ony of the largo pills found for sale 
ill the ilrug steu'cs. From their wonderful cath- 
artic power, in iiroin)rlion to their size, people 
who liave not tricil iln-ni ;ire apt, to suppose that 
they are harsli uv tlrastie in efl'c'ct. but such Is not 
at all the case, the diUerent active medicinal 
prineiplos of which they are composed being so 
harmonized, one by the other, as to produce a 
most searching aiid thorough, yet gently and 
kiniUy operating cathartic. The l^'ellets arc sold 
by dealers in medicines. 

^*A righteous man rcsardelh tli*^ lifo of 
hi3 beast. "—Prov, 12: 10. 

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a new Ilorse Collar Pad, wliich we mail, 
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are light, handsome, durable and easily 
titted to almost any draui;-ht collar. We 
guarantee them to prevent horses necks 
from becoming sore from use to Limber 
Pole Wagons, Reapers and Mowers, Corn 
Plows, Kollers or Seed Drills. Should 
any person, after a fair trial of their mer- 
its, feel disappointed, wc hereby agree to 
pay their subscription to the Pilgrim to 
Ihe amount paid us, as au equivolent. 
We have tested them during the past year 
to our satisfaction, so that we feel safe in 
the promises we make. Tiythem friends, 
you will never regret ii>, but you will be 
pleased. P. H. Beaver. 

Montandoii, Northumberland Qo., Pa. 



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HUNTINGDON, PA , FEB. 9, 1875. 

Evev since the organization of the 
Church, a spirit of secession s'-emed to 
follow it and as a result, in different 
ages and at different times there has been 
a falling away. Not only was this the 
Ciso in the pnmiiive age of the Clmich, 
but since the present organization in 
America we have seen the sad result of 
this spirit generally on the principle of 
"more holy." But in every case, so far, 
God has confounded them in their i>ur- 
poses and brought their schemes to nought 
and tc-day we have not a single organi- 
zation that seceded from the Church that 
is in a prosperous cr even a livmg condi- 
tion. These things ought to show that 
the Lord is not in such movements and 
should be a sufficient warning to deter 
all others from pursuing a similar course. 
But the same spirit seems to be still at 
work and is now urging a division of the 
church as the following will show : 

"Conference must be refo'-med, and if 
this cannot be effected, then the only 
remedy or alternative, in order to save 
the clmrches will be for those who be- 
lieve in and practice the ancient order of 
the cluircb, to withdraw from all who 
contend for and practice an order of 
things which conflicts with the old estab- 
lished order and principles of the church." 
— P. Nead. Vindicator page 20 1st col. 

This is practically saying: "Do as we 
say or we will secede. " Unless you do 
just as the Church did, not eighteen hun- 
dred J ears ago, but forty or fifty years 
&-;o, we will withdraw. Is it not strange 
that some brethren cannot see farther 
back than fifty years ago ? Why not go 
back over a hundred years ? The facts 
of the case seems to be this : To go back 
a hundred years would spoil the hobby, 
as during the first fifty years of the 
Churches' present organizagtion there 
were a number of changes made on the 
"ancient order, " also book making and 
the writing of theologies was introduced 
about that time. At that tim« thes™ 
were f xcecdiuglv new things and were 
done by fust brethren, but wh=t makes 
it the more strange is that the fast breth- 
ren a' that very time reached the height 
cf perfection and that all amendments 

offered or made since that memorable pe- 
riod is to be ruled out as heresy and r.n- 
less Annual Conference goes back on the 
fifty year ago period of perfection there 
is to be a secession. 

We have been told that there has been 
an element of this kind in the Church for 
gome time and is only waiting for an 
opportunity to witlidraw, and our opin 
ion is, that the sooner that oppoituuity 
IS afforded the better it will be for the 
party and the Church. As for our part 
we are willing to risk the old ship with 
all its amendments and as many more as 
may be needed to fully establish the 
church on the apostolic order which is 
the b'^st of all orders. We feel like say- 
ing as we once heard Eld. D. P. Sayler 
say, "Brethren let us stick to the truth 
though the heavens fall." Our works 
may all prove as hay and stubble but the 
word of the Lord endureth forever. Then 
brethren and sisters, let us not measure 
ourselves by ourselves, or by what the 
Brethren did fiffy years ago, but let us 
ever take the word of the Lord as ^he 
man of our counsel and then, and then 
only are we safe, as it is surely written, 
"cursed is the man that maketh flesh his 


Our old brethren did the very best 

they knew and wherever they saw that 
they could get a little nearer the truth 
they at once, made the change. In this re- 
spect they were more noble than some of 
us. They labored to pattern after the 
Scriptures while some of us want to 
pattern after tlicm. We do not believe 
in the infallibility of the Pope nor any 
other rhan or set of men, hence we are 
quite willing to remain with the Church 
as long as it tries to conform to the gos- 

The Manor Hill Meetina;- 

Manor Hill is located some 13 miles 
North-east of this place, and in the vi- 
cinity is a small band of Brethren. On 
the 29th of January they commenced a 
meeting in the village in an old Presby- 
terian Church, one of the first Church 
house's built m the neighborhood. We 
were not informed of its age but from 
appearance it may have stood the storms 
of almost a century. The liousc is very 

large and at|]tlie time it was built we are 
informed it was well filled with worship- 
pers, "but at the present time is entirely 
too large; for the congregation that owns 
it as the Presbyleriau congregation J^at 
that place has dwiudled^down to a very 
small numbor. ':. However, at this time 
the house is under way of repairs, and by 
the Brethren assi.stiug some, tliey have 
the privilege of holding meetings in it. 

As we weie invited to attend the meet- 
ing we concluded to do the best wc could 
under existing circumstances. On Sat- 
urday afternoon, something after 4 o'clock 
we rigged up our team, and ourself, fam- 
ily and several of the office iorce, started 
for the place of meeting and arrived in 
good time for services. Eld. Grabill My_ 
ers of Eldorado, and J. R. Hanawalt ot 
Spring Run Congregation, who has the 
oversight cf this branch, and Archy Van- 
Dyke, resident, were present. Yv^e en- 
joyed a pleasant season of worship to- 
gether, after which we were taken to the 
home of brother Budd Hershbergcr where 
we were pleasantly and kindly enter- 
tained. On Sabbath morning there were 
services at the same place. The meetings 
were not largely attended, but those who 
did attend seemed to do it with a pur- 
pose and we hope that good may result 
from the meetings. 

On Sabbath evening we returned home 
again much pleased with our short visit 
10 our !)rethren at the Manor. The sleigh- 
ing was very excellent and the weather 
being propitious made it quite enjoyablo 
and an agreeable change from office la- 
bor. The meeting was continued for 
Sunday evening and Monday a. m., the 
other ministers remaining. 

Our Object, 

In every thing we do there should bo a 
leading object. In publishing the Pil- 
grim we try to keep this idea ever before 
us, and therefore labor to fill its pages 
with such matter as may be most interest- 
ing and profitable to its readers. To do 
this we have carefully studied their wants 
and wishes and as a result, have found 
tliat it is not long and dry essays that are 
wanted so much as short pointed ones, 
aud Church and general religious infor- 
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general expression of our readers we are 



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to present size it costs every cent it 
is worth to publish it, and there- 
fore we ciuuiot possibly aflPord to 
give so many free copies. T ere- 
foie f i- the sake of the poor who 
are begging for the Pilgrim we 
wouW say when yon write, drop in 
a mite for the poor. iSTo matter 
how small it is, it will be thank- 
fully received and set apart for God's 

That which we asked for a poor 
brother in a formvr number, has 
been supplied. One hrother sends 
$1.00 and says, if that is not enough 
let m»kaow and I will pay the re- 
mainder. Anott er sends us 50 cents 
with tlie hope that others will do 
likewise. So the poor brother can 
read the Pilgrim with the assur- 
ance that it is paid for and that too 
by liberal hearts, but there are a 
nurab'^r of others who are equally 
worthy. We have booked their 
names, are sending the Pilgrim and 
paying the postage at onr own ex- 
pense unless our liberal hearted 
brethren and sisters will aid us 
which we know they will. 

Before us lies the following short 
letter : -Dear Brother,^ the Pilgrim 
is before me and I notice that there 
are some who de?ire to read it, but 
are not able. N-w I am a poor 
man, labor by the dny for a living, 
but enclosed find 25 cents for the 
charity fund. A. Pilgrim, 

It mav seem strange yet it seems 
to be a fact, that from this class we 
receive more for their poor brethren 
and sisters than from the rich. ^^ e 
cannot account for i( onless it U be 
cause they to have felt the neiid of 
a brother's care. This week we 

publish a list of donations received 
fur this purpose. If there are any 
who prefer not to have their names 
published, give us some other name 
by wiiich we can give credit so that 
all may kiiow that their liberalities 
have bc'.'U received. 

Continue the Work- 

We feel to tender our thanks to 
our agents and friends who have so 
faithfully labored for us. Some 
have done much better than last 
year, while others have not done 
quite so well, that if, they have not 
succeeded quite so well, but as they 
made the>ffort, we feel none the 
1 ss grateful. On the whole we are 
doirg reasonably well, but our in- 
crease of circulation will not equal 
our extra expenses unless our 
agents do the very best they can for 
us. Brethren aud sisters, our suc- 
cess depeiids upon your eiforts in 
our behalf. 

Tliere art a great many yet who 
should and would read the PiL_ 
GRIM had they an opportunity of 
suljPcribiDg. Will you not give 
them that Oppoitunity? Please 
continue to make the effort and 
wheifver y(iU can pick up a sub- 
scriber 01 two, do so, send them to 
us and send the money when you 
get it togeiiser. We iiave not spared 
our means and efforts to raake the 
Pilgrim just such a paper as every 
true Christian siiould rtad. We 
have a large number of reporters 
throuj^hout the Churches so that we 
will i;e prepared to give our readers 
everything of iiilerest and profit. 
In return for tliis, we ask all to do 
for us ihe liest they can, and Ae 
will not cease to improve the Pil- 
grim- until its visits will be desired 
in every homo in the Brotherhood. 

—The Western District of Pa., 
have two ev/ngelisis in the field, 
Jose[)h Berky and J. W. Baer. Tie 
hope tills move will be well sus- 
taiiied aud thit other districts will 
go and do likewise. There are 
thousands of places ready aud wait-. 
[ncr to receive true gospel light. — 
Brelhrrn, shall they have it? 


— Seven peisons have been added 
to the Montgomery Church, Indiana 
Co., Pa., since last June. 

— Bro. Daniel Wagaman of 
Chambersburg, Pa., wishes the adj 
dress of Amos Zook, sotne where in 
Montgomery Co., Ind. By com- 
plying to his request you will con- 
fer him a a great favor. 

— During a meeting of four days 
at Nazum's Mills, Pa., we are in- 
formed there were three added to 
the Church. We are also informed 
o( one addition at Cowanshannock, 
Pa., tiiree at Plum Creek, Pa., two 
at Eed Bank and nineteen at Glade 
Run, Pa. 

— There has a report got abroad 
that the brethren of Kansas aud 
Nebraska are speculating on the 
liberalities of the Eastern churches. 
This is a mistake and does great 
injustice 10 the suffering in those 
States, as their wants are urgent 
and if not supplied, great suffering 
must be the result. 

— On last evening (Wednesday), 
we bed ihe pleasuie of hearing a 
lecture cu Africa by Ptev. Plinney, 
who had been there five different 
times atid spent a number of years 
among the Africans. The lecture 
was quite interesting. 

— A number of onr teaders have 
sent for our price list of books. We 
here beg leave to state that on ac- 
count nf press of business we have 
not yet had time to prepare it. As 
soon as wc get it ready we will let 
it be known. 

— On yesterday morning \¥eh- 
3), we had rain. In the afternoon 
it cleared off quite warm aud by 
evening the streets and roads were 
covered with water. Duiing the 
night it changed to cold and this 
morning eveiy thing was covered 
with a glitter of ice, aud to-day we 
ar<; having quite a cold snap. 

—Eld. Jacob Steel of Hopewell 

Church, Pa., says: 

"Please state, for the satisfaction 
of the Hopewell Church and thj 
conespouding agents of the grass- 
hopper country, that we, the breth- 



ren of the above church, raised and 
sent (0 S. R, Holsinger, Carlton, 
Thajer Co., Neb., $63.20. We 
asked him to receipt through the 
Pli.GRiu and he declined in so do- 
ing, and as I promised my breth- 
ren to have it receipted in the Pil- 
grim I r,0(f do so. He acknowl- 
edged the receipt of the money but 
did not give the amount, staling 
that he had to pay §1.40 express 
charges. This is probably so, but 
as the amount was considerable we 
should b» careful. 

— Bro. David Snyder of War- 
nock, Ohio, says: "I thick if the 
Church would send some able speak- 
er to this place, much good might 
be accomplished, as the people 
don't know anytiiing about us as a 
Church. There are a fevy of the 
old citizens that came from the 
East 50 or 60 years ago that have a 
knowledge of the Brettiren, but the 
you'iger class know nothiug about 
us. We have plenty of religion 
here of the fancy kind, dirt cheap, 
strained down from the Pope thro' 
subordinates until the/ can buy 
as much ^race for twenty-five cents 
as will make them feel good for six 

— Bro. Daniel Shook, of Rottei- 
dam, Osborn Co., Kansas, aays : "I 
send you another name for the Pil- 
grim — will send you names as fast 
as I can gather ihtm. We live 
where the grasshoppers have de- 
stroyed everything, but we thank 
the Lord that the Brethren East 
have not forgotten the poor and nee- 
dy. Your contributions are received 
here by the needy with thankspiving 
and I will here say to the brethren 
East, you may feel assured that what- 
ever is put into the hands of brother 
Alien Ives of Burr Oak, Jewell Co., 
Kansas', will be put where it is most 
needed. The weather at present — 
Jan. 29 — is pleasant. The ther- 
mometer has been down to 22 degrees 
below zero. 


A Pilgrim 


J. C Har.h 


Henry Snider 


Kaie Gambel 


M. R. Hem'v 


B'. F-S; 


t3}cutf^c Stbttcilunfl.j 

S ii I"; i 9 t f i t uii b S t ct r f c . 

"aBa? i|t fiipcr bcnn .^cniij ? ffia« 
i|t ftavter bciui tcr Si^wc?— Stickler 14 ; 18. 

lie obifleit 2Borte fiiib cine Slntivcrt auf 
tin gftDijfcS 0?iiifcl, wc\i)t9 Simfon fehicu 
(ScfeKcii aiifiiab an fcincr .gipdijeit. Sin bcm 
atatfcl ftiiMcitcn fcinc Mo (Scfcllcn brciSaae 
lanp, fcnnfcn ti aber nidu ctralbcu mitall 
ibrcr i?lnflbeit. 

a>oni inei'ten Sage an )3lagten fie ©im- 
fen'? ST'cib fiir 3Iuefunft, iinb fie wcinte 
i>cr ibm unb fpra*, Tv. baft ben fiinbcrn 
mcinc^ 35oItc» ein dlit\d aufgcgeben unb 
baft mtr e? nicbt gefagt, u,f, ro. 

Silo nun ©imfcn jum eiflenmal nad) 
Siinnat^ ging, uni mit berSungfrau jure» 
ben, auf bem SBcg, an ben SBcinbergen, be» 
gegncte ibm tin junger 2i>n>i, meld)er i^n 
bcbrobftc. SlberSimfon jcrri^ ibn ttie 
man ein jungc^ SBi^cflcinscrreipet, unb bann 
ging er beim. 

Ta er aber nnebcr fam urn fein SBeib ju 
bden, ging er jur Seite eincs SBeuiberge^ 
um nad} bem Slaa bc« ilotven ju fcben, unb 
ficbe ba n?ar ctnS?ienenfrf)n?armin bem Sfn^ 
ter Semen. Stuc^ war Jponig bort, »clc£)en 
er na^m unb ajj ; aud) gab er fetnen Sltern 
baton, c^Mie i^inen ju fagen, trp er i^n ber 

3i$ >«ifl nun bos dujjere liegen Ia|Jen, 
unb uerfudjcn, bie cbigen gragen ju beant» 

Unfer SLcvt fagt, S!Ua? ift fu§ev benn .§c» 
nig ? S^er .^onig ift gar flip unb ift wegen 
bem roeit unb breit befannt ; bed) nun i|l 
bie (Iragr, SSai ift fiif'cr? aCiv iriffcn 
Ko^'i baf; ei tiele Sadjen giebt, trelde ncd) 
fiijjer finb aU J^onig. Tai mu§ n>pt;l \o 
fein na4 ber Svfabrung, bie ber .Scnig Ca= 
I'ib macbte, bcnn er fpri($t im ^.^falmbud), 
STcin SBort t|1 meineni 5)?uube fujjer bcnn 
^onig." Teine 9!ed;te finb fofllidjer als 
®oIb, ja iMeb.feineg 6)olb. &$ \\t fiifcrals 
.gicnig unc ber .§cnigfeim. 

Das ift cine ft^riftmdjjtgc Stntruort auf 
bie obige grage, bod) in biefer 3«'t Eonnen 
irir nid;t fag!n,bfl§ Sftvn'arn bag SDort 
dcitc^ alfe ld:aljet, onb cs tober alkalies 

(£6 ift fct>r trflutig, bajj fo siclen Jeuten 
gottce SBort gar nid;t gcfaCen k\U, wenu 
man e^ iVnen })retigf. Ss fcbcint i^'nen fo 
leblc^ unb fait, unb ift gar nic^t ibr Sle» 
mcnt unb Scben, unb marum ijl bcsfo? 
Davum, Weil pe tobt ftnb, unb fd)lafcn in 
llbcrtretung unb Siinben. Sffienn atcr ter 
3}?euf(^ aufwai^t Bern Sdilaf ber Siinben, 
unb aufflcbct ,i>on ben Scbten, fo faun 
ebnftUo i^n evleuc^tcn, benn cafj ifi notbig, 
tim b'tn a^eitfs^tn jar ieeltijleit ju bti'tt'gcn 

unb ,^u feintr fcbbncu binnnlifcben .^icimatb. 
3u eincm 9.iienfd)in iveld'cr alfo von feincni 
Siinbcnfdilafe aufgcroadit ijl, bat allc? ci- 
ne oitl fduniere ©ifialt, bt; ganje S5$(tt 
{cp.imt ibm f.Ijoner vor aU nod) elnmal, 
bcnn cr ifl neugeboreii. 

5a, luenn baS SBort fap unb tofilid) jum 
3ubi3rer ift, bann ift tr ber fleincn 93ieuc 
glcid;, wcld'e aueflicgt, um -Jionig ju fam« 
meln. lie Heine IMene fricgt immer am 
meifien uou ten tUincn 331umen, bu cr von 
ben grojien fd)werer ;u crlangcn \\i. Xed) 

nun jum anbern. 
Si<a6 if} fiarter benn ber Some? llnter 

biefem SBort i|l l)icr ber SEcufcl gemcint, 
welc^er wie bie igc^rift fagt, berumge^t wk 
ein briillenber i'lMve, unb fudit wen er inr* 
fcbliiige. 9?un ber natiinii^e Sowc wirb an- 
ertannt aU ^onig ber Sliicre imffialb, bcc^ 
Simfon, ber verlobte (5ctte§ war ftdtfcr 
benn er. 
So i|lt8 auc^ jc^t bci un?. SlDenn Wir 

Bor ®ott unfer fScliibnif' macfjen, bann 

flrbmt ber ^eilige ®eift auf ung ^erab, unb 

erleut{)tet una, tenu cr ifl fiarter ali bie 

Siinbe. DaS Jjerj ifl erfudt mit ber Sicbc 

(Soiie?, benn ®ot. i|t b;c Cicbe, unb wer in 

ber Siebe bleibt, blcibt in ©ott, unb ©ctt in 

aCenn aud) ber Soweuna antaftet, fo Wirb 

er bem geinbe Simfon'? gleic^ fein, wir 

nnrben i^n ubcrwinben, unb un? felbfl au6 

bem Sla? nod) Siifjigteit jubereiten. 2Bar 

ba§ nidit f'c^on oft ber gall, bajj wir nad) 

a>erfu(^ung uub ^■''liigcn uicbr gottegfun-^ttg 

uur bemiitbig gewcvten finb. SSix Werben 

bann cinfiben, bajj ftlle?, wdmit ©ott unS 

|)itmfud)te, nur ju unferm 9iU6en war, ja 

baf! es biird)aus nottwcnbig war, um nni 

furb.'-.'o ^innnclreicb ccrjubereiten. 

3a, fauhiS mag wcH son ber Siebe 
(SJotte* fprccbeii, bcnn |lc ijt fo unermcplid) 
grfp, bav Wir armc ftciblic^e 9Jienf(t'en, fie 
nienuilo rcdit ermcffin iiinnen. £er a5atcr 
nnijj wabrlid) grofc i'uli jum SKinfd)tugc» 
fd)lec^t ge^abt babcn, baf' cr fcincn cinjigen 
Sobn bal)ingab. 

Zdd) miiffen wir fefr yorj'icbtig fein, bap 

wir bie gbftlidic ^\:.\t nidit wiebcr Bcrlic- 

ren. SDir folI;en fort wdfjicnb augfdiaucn 

bag un« ber bbfe gcinb nic^t iiberrafc&e, 

wcnu wir fdilafcn ur.b un? fo in'? a.'fiber' 

ben ^a, grcl:!l^e, la^t, un? Wa^en 

|Vi:ft tonntc e? un-3 gibfii wie Simfon, ba 

cr im Sd)Orj;e ber Xcii!a einfdlicf. Die 

l^bilil'i'er famcn unb fdinitien fein Jpaar ab, 

unb ftadjen fcinc Slugcn ai;?, fo bajj er mit 

Spelt unb Sdviiibcn baftanb. 

SBilbclm .ger^Ier. 
glijabetblPWn, %\i. 

"^d) bin jung gcwcfen unb bin alt gcwor- 
bcn, babe aber ntemaf? ben ®erec§ten »cr- 
lajfen gtililen." 




The Life-flan. 

"For whom He did foreknow He 
did predestinate." — Eom. vii: 20. 


Doubt not that our Father's tender care 
Shapes our lives and suits them to our 
Often He denies the ill-timed prayer, 
Oft He leaves the cross so hard to bear; 
As He wilts, not as we would He leads. 

For He knows His children's nature bsst, 
Knows how tenderly our weak hearts 
To our earthly treasures — seeking rest 
Vainly — .so He ends the idle quest 

'Ero the sweetness has had time to 

So, through paths perplexing, hedged 

Oit He bids us walk by faith, not sight, 
Weariness within, and cares without; 
All the sunshine, it may be, shut out — 

Yet the endiag shall be only bright. 

For the ^taster builder plans it all, 

And tlie ' 'why ?" shp.Il soon be under- 
stood — 
So if cares affright, or cross appal 
These blest words of comfort we recall: 
"All things work together for our 

We may mar this life-plan — we may scorn 

Humble toil that leads to heavcn'sgaie. 

Or our restless wills may lure us on 

Seeking work where God has given none. 

Ah! "they also serve who stand and 

wait " 

We may see it dimly now through tears. 

Yet our Father's never-failing grace 
Leads us safely, till in heavenly spheres 
We shall read the lesson of the years, 
And his love and wisdom clearly trace. 

Then methinks the raptured soul will 
"Matters not the way that I have come. 
Nor the trials shadowing all that way, 
Nor the longesf night nor saddest day, 
ilatters not since Thou has brought me 

— Christian Intelligencer. 

An Appeal for the Kansas Sufferers- 
Bleak 'i^iDter is now upon us ; its 
pliil'iug winds often howl out dismal 
sounds. To liitVv' ample food, rai 
nient, and comfo- table homes durirg 
t!ic pi ilfss wea'her, should indeed 
fill our heart-; with grateful love and 
pra'se (o tiie Grivtr of all we here en- 
joy. Having (his feeling of grati- 
tude fr his gifts of comforf. it should 
naturally inspire us lo remember Uie 
po)r;for "He, likit has pity upoi) 
tho poor, knde'h unto the Lord, 
that which he hath giyen will Ho 
p-'y him again." Prov. 19:17. 
To those who will givr>, a blessing of 
some kind is piomiwil by Jehovah 
.Jiroh ; to tlio.'e who witlihohi more 
than is meet, only evil is promised. 
Asa proof, this proverb fays, ' Who- 
so stopp?th his ears at theory of the 
poor, he also siiall irv himself, but 
shall not be heard.'"'— I'rov. 21 :13. 
Since reading so much of theKaiisag 
ncfdy, I feel deeply f r t!cm, and 
often visit thciii in tliouirbt. Bui 

ihoucfht a'one will do the sufferers 
no good, if it is in our power to 
prove it in deeds. L't each of us 
respond promptly, and afx;ording as 
God has prospered us. Tlius, cast 
thy bread upou the waters, for thou 
.«halt fi d it af'er many days. Give 
a portion to seven, also to eight ; for 
thou knowest not, what evil shall be 
upon the earth." — Ecc. II : 1, 2. 
Dear brethren aud sisters, pleass do 
not think, I am one who is prtach- 
ins;, "Giv", give" while I do not 
practice it myself. As example is 
known to be far better than precept, 
as far as practicable I always -prac- 
tice, what I preach." 

Having heard and felt much 
the suff.j^rirg poor, and while reading 
recently in a book ca'led "Cheering 
words for the Master's Workers," I 
found a poem which I considered ap- 
P'opriate fir the columns of the Pil- 
grim, to be used in connection as an 
appeal from the Kansas sufferers. 
Each one must read it seriously and 
act promptly, with large hearts and 
opeu bauds. The promise is, that 
"the liberal soul shall be made 

To the long-coutinu9d, loud, or 
urgent appeals from the destitufe I 
tee) sure many considerate ones have 
long since responded with generous 
donations. To this clas.*, I do rot 
now especially refer. It i.s partic- 
u'avly to those, who lag behind with 
only good fiishes, wailing for others 
lo bear the heat and hurd-.n, and pos- 
s-ibly hoping, all wants may be sup- 
p iedereihey mighthave to practice a 
little se'f denial, or even give cf 
their abundance. Eor such 1 shall 
wish, that their thoughtless and in- 
different eyes may have nightly visits 
cf "Eaiber visions in ghas'ly guise." 
[as named in the poem which I shall 
fippeud] till they arouse to noble 
deeds of charity. With many deep 
sympathies for the suffering poor, 
with my fteblu words of appeal, the 
poem, in connection also 'my mi'e" 
1 now subscribe myself, 

Julia A. Wood. 

A Stormy NittHT. 

"'•But whoso hath t'lis world's coods, 
and seeth his brother have need and shut, 
teth up his bowels of ci/mpassion from 
him, how dwelleth the love of God in 
him ? — IJohn 3. IT. 

"A dismal sound of b'ating rain. 
Is heard against the window pane. 

The heart of Nature throb.s witli wre 
Her dreary tears unceasing How. 

The naked branches toss and sigh. 
No sun gleam in the clouded sky. 

! Tlie gliosis of buried flowers moan, 
I Anil streams reply with wailing tone 

Draw up your chair, shut out the 

Home never seemed before as bright. 

We need not care for outside gloom. 
Within this cheerful lighted room. 

The wind may roar with gusty mirth — 
A fire is blazing on the hearth. 

What sight across my vision swept 1 
A sudden shiver o'er me crept. 

I saw from out the embers rise. 
Dim shadowy forms in ghastly guise. 

A f rowd of faces, white and gaunt. 
And worn alas with sin and want. 

Their eyes gave forth a hungry glare. 
And yet were hopeless with despair. 

Their scanty garment thin and old. 
Could not keep out the damp and cold. 

And, oh, they looked so pinched and 

The chilly 'storm had pierced them 


The vision vanished, what it meant, 
I know too well, and why "twas sent. 

In household cheer and warmth se- 
We never should forget the poor. 

This lesson God would have us learn, 
And part of what He gives, return." 

Spring Garden, Va. 

Delight more in Good, than in Life- 

If you delight not in God, you will 
not go io him. Moreover joti will 
not love God, unless you have some- 
thing in yourself likening to God. 
No matter in what circumstances 
we may bo, if we love God, the de- 
light of doing good for his sake will 
more than repay for any suffering 
me may undergri. Let none say, i 
lave no opportunity of doing good, 
for there are openings for all. We 
can do good in our homes by b^ing 
kind and obliging and helping our 
fi lends whenever they need our as- 
sistance, aijd in fret by doing (at all 
t mes) as we wo'ild wish to be done 

No matter under what difficulties 
we may labor we shf'u'd always b; 
doing (omething for the weifare of 
out lellowbeiug and be following in 
the footriteps of our Savior, who laid 
down bis life to the will of his father. 
We should never shrink from any 
duty because it is hard, but by being 
cheerful under all difiSculties, render 
OHr tasks easy and our burdcnglight. 
The joy of feeling, the love of God 
in our licart'* surpasses all others. No 
other love can comprnsate for tho 
want of this. If we have not tho 
love of God in our hearts, we always 
feel a void, although we ma^ i ot i 
k now what occasions i'. But if we f 
po.'S FS this (the greatest of earildy 
ble-siiigs) we never ^lire of doing 
something for his glory and ineffi- 
ble peace fills our soul. If we have 



sorrows, tbey lose half their bitter- 
ness, in the knowledge, that be will 
help us bear them. 

None that really love God, can 
ever be lonesome, for although no one 
is visible to the outward eye, they 
have the consciousness of his presence 
ever with them. To the wicked such 
a thought would be terrifying, but to 
the good it is joy. If we do not the 
will of our Father, think what a fate 
is ours and what horrors await us, 
the company of devils and utter 
darkness aud despair. ISTever to he- 
hold the tace of Christ, but to be in 
eternal misery. Think on the two 
ways and decide which path you 
will choose, aud remember if you 
remain too long on the wrong road 
Christ's patience will be exhausted, 
and the gate closed forever. 

Some doubt the existence of a 
hereafter, but when death draws 
near they perceive their mistake, 
and mouru their folly in the bitter- 
ness of despair. If we are scepti- 
cal in our health aud sireugtii, the 
hour of death dispels all illusions 
and when it is too late we can see 
the value of that, which we once 
despised. So let us not neglect 
this opportunity of making our 
peace with God for fear wc may 
come too late. If we have been in 
error, let us not continue therein, 
but forsake it and cleave to tise 

The Commended Widow- 

It was the widow who pressed 
up the Lord's treasury among the 
rich aud great, and while they were 
giving of their abundance gave of 
her penury. She gave but two 
mites, and yet it was all the living 
that she had. She gave but two 
mites and jet her gift was more 
than the gifts of all the rich. As 
theLord looked upon the multitudes 
and saw them making their offers 
it was not upon the rich, but upon 
the poor widow that his eye rested 
with pleasure. Theirs was an act 
of piety ; but hers was an act of de- 
votion. What was there iu her gift 
th*tappeared so beautiful and worthy 
of commendation to the great Search- 
er of hearts? 

L It was full of simplicity. It 
came from a heart mindful only of 
duty. The Lord required a gift, 
and a gift she would bestow. It 
did not occur to her that she would 
be honored by what she did, or that 
any one would be greatly benefited 
by it. She had no thought of her- 
self and no high conceit of her act. 
What she did was as natural to her 

reverent and trusting heart as beau- 
ty is to tlie rainbow or perfume to 
the violet. 

2. It was full of faith. She had 
no idea that she was conferring any 
great favor ou God, or that he was 
in any way dependent oa the offer- 
ings t.f his creatures. If she thought 
about the matterat all she doubtless 
felt that the distinctions of grtat 
and small that are so palpable to 
men are as nothing to the iujiuite 
Creator aud possessor of all tilings. 
r.Iuch and little are merely relative 
terms. What is great to us is small 
to him. She did not, therefore, 
trouble herself because she did not 
have much to give. In her con- 
fidence in the goodness and conde- 
scension of God, she was sure that 
he would be graciously pleased with 
the gift of her two mites. ''It is 
not much," she said in her heart, 
it is little, very little ; and yet the 
good Lord will not dispise it. He 
will even look with favor upon his 
poor child v\hose wish to honor him 
is so much greater than her means." 

Faith and simplicit}' are the qual- 
ities that make a gift precious to 
God. He is pleased that his crea- 
tures are miudful of him, aud he 
delights iu their tokens of remem- 
brance. Poverty will not bj so 
bitter to us when we know that rich- 
e* are not necessary to commend us 
to the favnr of our Father in heav- 
en. Our inability to do great things 
will not seem so sad when we know 
that weakness and humility do not 
exclude us from our Father's love. 
— Selected. 

A Ohild-like TaitL 

One afternoon, through the ab- 
sence of their mother, tvvo little 
children, Willie and Eddie, aged 
respectively seven and five years, 
were left alone. She was necessa- 
rily detained from her home until 
after dark, and the c lildren vainly 
watched fur her coming, until they 
could no longer distinguish one ob- 
ject from another in the fast gath- 
ering darkness. Their only light 
being a dim one proceediug from 
the stove, it was no wonder that an 
undefined fear came creeping into 
their little hearts; but IVillie, be- 
ing the elder, put on a brave "out- 
side" for a while, answering cheer- 
fully to Eddie's question, "arn't 
you afraid ?'" 

"No, what do you suppose can 
hurt me here ?" 

But when Eddie crouched down 

in affright, declaring, between her 
sobs, that she lieaiil something, lie 
unconsciously realized the need of a 
higher pow(r than his own. Ta- 
king iiold of hor baud, he said : 

"Please don't cry, Eddie, let us 
pray. God |can t'lke care of ns, 
even if there was aliou right in the 

"TFhy, how ould he?'' 

"Goircm do anything, Eddie. 
Don't you remeaibcr how mamma 
lohi-us about Daniel — how he was 
put right in ao'.ongst lots of lions, 
and God came nnd shut their 
mouths, 80 they couldn't bite at all ? 

"Couldn't they growl, -.eilher ?" 

"Well, I don't know lor sure 
about that, but I I know God could 
make them stop grovvling if he 
wanted to, for 1 can tell you God 
can do anything." 

"Weil Willie, if he can do any- 
thing, I wish he uould make mam- 
ma come home." 

"Maybe be will," if .we ask him 

Clasping";,her 1 in I o^hands togeth- 
er, Eddie said, "Oh, God, please 
make mamma como home, and 
make it light, eo we can see." 

"WhyEdie, thtit isn't the way 
to ptay. We must kneel down 
and try to think what a big God he 
is, and how he knows all about 
whether we have been good'or not." 

'■Then let us rutel down aud 
you pray." 

They ktiel!, (hi.vii, and Willie re- 
poaied ii;o Lord's player, aud then 
suid : "Plea--p, Gml, we knovv' we 
have been very naughty lots of 
times, but «e vant you to help us 
to be good. PJeu^e take care of us, 
and make mamma come home quick 
for we are all aloue." 

Eddie then said lier little prayer, 
"Now I lay o^e down to sleep." 

They rose from their knees with 
a peace of mind tlipy |could not ex- 
press, and young as they were, they 
realized a peiftct trtist la the wil- 
lingness and ability of God to care 
for them under any circumstance. 


One day, Toiuiv.y rushed into 
the kitchen, crvino; out: 

"MotHer, motler, there is^an old 
woman down iu (ha road, sitting 
nn a log ; ?hall I set Pompey on 

"Set Pompey on her ?" said 
his sister. "What for?" 

"Oh, because," answered Tom, 
looking a little ashamed — "be- 
cause, perhaps she may be a thief." 



"G' oi!:, K-der. and pee if the 
poor «.)maii wsiiiis a'lyiiiing. Per- 
i.a})S fhe's tir^l ^vjtli a hard day's 
fravel among t!;e inountaius," said 

Ester randownllic; green, and peep- 
ii g ti-.rough tlie gate, saw the wo- 
man sitti:jg under the shada of the 

"Should jou li ke any thing ?" asked 

"Thank you" said ihe old woman; 
"I i-hould be very thankful lor a 
drink of water. 

Estha scamoered back to the house 
and so;.n procured some cold water 
fiom ihe well, and hastend -with it to 
the poor irav\ller. 

I thank you, she said after drink- 
ing. Do y;iu know, what the Lord 
Jems once said about a cup of cold 
water "?" 

Estha WAS silent. 

"1 will tell you. He faid : Who- 
soever siiall give to one of his people 
ii cup of cold water, the same snail in 
no wi 6 iose his reward." May the 
Lord blets you, little girl, as 1 am 
sure I do. 

And a happy feeling stole into the 
child's bosom at the o;d womans 
word's, for the blessing of the poor 
was upon her. 

Our Scrap Basket- 


— In a former communication, in 
our Scrap Baskit, it will be noticed 
that we gave a quotation from the 
Chicago Times stating that the 
chuiches at CVno Gordo, Macou 
Co,, 111., iiad raistd th« sum of six- 
teen hundred dollars for the suffer- 
ing brethrtn in the west. This is 
a mistake which has been running 
the ne>vspaper rounds. Tiie (breth- 
ren at this place did a good part to- 
wards helping ihe west, but did not 
raise the amount staled in the Ch'^ 
cago Times. We make this state- 
ment as a c.,rr(ciion of our former 
notice. Hope it will give satisfac- 

Elder Joi.n Plershey, of War- 
in a late communi- 
cation to Datiel Vaniman has the 
following: " ll'e bapiized six mem- 
bersof tlie Jlissionaiy Baptist church 
)ast we<-k, living abjut 160 mile.? 
south of us, in Newton county, Mo. 
Among which number was their 
principal preacher and his wife. He 
is about 34 years ot age, well re- 
ported of as a good m:in by his 
neitjhliors, is a good English, Greek, 
a-id Latin scholar: a man, wlio by 

rensbnrg, Mo, 

investigation from the best authors, 
found that trine baptism went back 
nearest to the apostles, and was in 
harmony with ihe great commission 
as found in Matlh. 28 .■ 19. Upon 
i)is discovery of these facts, he asked 
their ablest men to successfully set 
it aside, but all refused, so he came 
to us, entered into fellowship with- 
out any reserve. The brethren re- 
arranged the day of his reception to 
get him a suit of clothes to bring 
him into the order at once, which 
he accepted : the sislers had their 
ji'ain caps on, (there being throe 
men and their wives). There being 
present some of the members of the 
church nearest to them, we held an 
eieotioi\ for one to tlie word, and 
one to the deaconship. The lot to 
teach, fell to him who h id been their 
leacher, (those nearest members liv- 
iiig off twenty miles). Before we 
left we heard him preach, and lay 
bare popular Christianity in its true 
color."." The person mentioned by 
broiher Harshey is J. \V. Stein, and 
from other letters received from Mo., 
we learn that he is doing good ser- 
vice, while laboring in the word for 
the brethren. We hops that he will 
prove a useful vessel in the service 
of the Lord, and do much towards 
restoring primitive Christianity. 
Brother Stein contem [dates the pub- 
lishing of a work, giving and de- 
feiidi-g hi3 reasons for a change of 
faith and. practice, and from what 
we know of his scholarship, we un- 
hesitatingly predict that it will be a 
work of considerable merit. 

— The brethren and friends in 
general, in and near Girard, III., 
made up about ^1211.55 for the suf- 
fering west. They hit on a wise 
plat) by ,'elling what grain was do- 
nated, and sending the money to 
Iowa, where grain could be pur- 
chased much cheaper and got to the 
needy in the west free of transpor- 
tation. The churches east would 
do well to adopt the same plan. 

— At the debate to be kjeld at 
Manchester, Ind., commencing Feb. 
17, between R. H. Milkr and a 
New Light, some ten propositions 
are to be discussed. Among them 
arethe following: Divinity of Christ, 
Trine Immersion, Design of Bap- 
tism, Feet- Waslii ig, Lord's Supper, 
The Holy Kiss, and several others 
We are informed that the debate 
will not likely lie published. 

— Those desiring our publications 
need not delav tlieir orders simply 
because I am away from home most 
of tiie time. All orders received in 
my absence, are promptly filled by 

my wile, who understands the bus- 
iness, and has pnt up as much as 
two bushels of mail in less than six 

— On the 16th of Jan., we left our 
home, and over the iron bands of 
the Great Western R. R. we soon 
found onrselves at Cerro Gordo, 111. 
greeted by th*^ brethren. Here we 
met brethren John Barnhart of Ma- 
homet, 111., and Daniel Vaniman 
of Virden. Brother Barnhart has 
lately experienced great afHictiona 
in his family. Having just past 
through a severe season of sickness 
with a large family ; one of his boys 
who had never been sick in his life, 
by over taxing his mind in hard 
study, and mental labor generally, 
became insane and died in about 
twelve days from the lime he was 
taken. Broiher John is a good 
speaker — lias an excellent voice, 
and with the proper training would 
doubtless have made one of the lead- 
ing orators of the brotherhood. But 
like many other ministfrs, he is a 
poor man with a large family, and 
i'.as parsed through a few stages of 
financial depression that has had 
much to do with preventing him 
from preaching as much as ho would 

Brother Vaniman, many would 
call a voung man, he is not far from 
35 years of age, and besides having 
naturally good talent and a compre- 
hensive mind, he is blessed with a 
considerable more than an ordinary 
English education, which is ot im- 
mense value, when properly u'cd, 
to all ministers who preach in o-.r 
language. Fcv^ men have a clearer 
voice than brother Daniel, though 
not overly strong, he speaks so dis- 
tinctly that he can be easily heard 
in any part of the largest rooms, 
sounding his consonants fully and 
letting the vowel.s take care of them- 
selves. He is training himself to 
speak in a way that should be care- 
fully studied by all yonnj^ ministers, 
viz: speaking without notei, reduc- 
ing his discourse to a system, and 
endeavoring to make every point 
plain and easily to be nnderstood 
and remembered by the most ordin- 
ary minds. 

Tiiere is too much of this careless 
preaching going on — simply to make 
up the time is not (he thing to be 
done. The gospel should •:>€ pro- 
claimeil understandingly, presented 
in di.itinct and clearly defined term.*. 
It does not want to be mixed up so 
that neither the saint nor sinner can 
tell what the preacher is driving at, 
but the word must be rightly divid- 



edand plaitily t.iiigfht in all its dis- 
tinctive feature.-. T') rii;iitly divide 
tlie word of triiii:, is asViuicli of a 
command as tl.cre is in the BIIiIp. 
I caiue npar fori;otling to sav that 
brolber Daniel is the liest hand at 
quitting, when he gets through with 
his siiljoct, I ever heard. 

In corapany with brother Barn- 
hart I spent the afiernoon with Eld. 
Joseph Hendricks, who lives near 
town. He has rented out his fi^rm, 
and is making preiavalioiis to de- 
vote most of ills time to the spread- 
ing of the gospel. Brother Joseph 
has more t2)an ordinary talent, nnd 
is at times able to witld the sword 
of the spirit ivilh telling force. He 
is a man '.vho is true to the c.iuse 
and is not led about hy every wind 
of doctrine, and is a great advocate 
for the gospel practice and order of 
the brethren. Like hundreds of 
Other useful minis ers, he wishes he 
had devoled more time in his young 
days to his education, which would 
be of immense use to him at this 
time. We mention these facts more 
for the purpose? of calling the atten- 
tion of the young brethren to the 
necessity of improving their minds 
while young, than to reflect the 
least particle of disrespect on the 
names of those who have done so 
much tor the cause oi Chris^. A 
good English education, in this age 
0. the world, is not only ofimmense 
value to those who wisii to make 
the proper use of it, but is within 
the reach of every young broti:er in 
anything like ordinary oircumstau 
ces, and is v:iliiug to diligently ap- 
ply him; elf tj the task during his 
leisure hours. Of this we may 
write a chaj)ter when we have more 

Jn the evening, preaching l)y 
bi other Eariihart in the Brethren's 
large Brick Meeting-house. Next 
day, Sunday, at 10 p. ra., preaching 
by brother Va liman. Jn'the even- 
ii^g, preaching by the write'-. The 
next day, being Monday, was the 
time appointed for the meeting of 
the committee of ways and means, 
appointed by the late di-itrict meet- 
ing. This committee was composed 
of the follouiug brethren : John 
Melzger, Joseph Hendricks, David 
Frantz, Daniel Vaniman and the 
writer. Brother Melzger, who is 
the principal elder of this l-trge 
church, is so well known through- 
out the brotherhood that any ac- 
count ufliimis aimosi lumecessarv. 
It, oowever, is uorihy of lejiark, 
that if we had a few hundred Johnny 
Meizg.?r' s in the broilierliood, we 

would have but little use f)r plans 
for spreading the gospel, as it would 
not be long till the word would be 
preached in about every tiook and 
corner of the United Sla'.es. IL? is 
one of those peculiar lueu who are 
likely t) meet with success in what- 
ever he takes hold of, not because 
he i.-5 a man of great natural abili- 
ties, but lie is actually a xoorking 
man, not urnting for things to turn 
up, Init goes to woikand !'«r?i5S >ine 
thing up and then works on it while 
itisup. Very few, if any, of our 
1 rethren liave accoiui)!isheJ mrr.i 
gO('d in the west than brother John, 
and now in his old days is spending 
nearly r.jl Ids time iu tho Master's 
field, claiming that it is far better 
and more useful to ivear oul ih.iu to 
rust oui. Brother Fraofz, also one 
of the elders of this congregalion, a 
man of considerable age, as well as 
we.-'ilth, though in his manner of 
thinking and deliberations generally 
is very slow, yet at the same time 
is one of (hose long-headed bretisreu, 
who generally speaks last, and usu- 
al !v says something tha'. nobody 
else thinks about. He was particu- 
lar useful when on the committee 
of lu'rangemenis in planing things for 
the late Annual Meeting. 

The committee met at Bro. Heck- 
man's and Lbored hard one whole 
day and a half, and finally got shajD- 
ed up, to suit them, it being their 
object to keep just as close to the 
Gorpel and the general order of our 
fraternity as possible, and thus as 
much as possible, avoid the introduc- 
tion of anything either r.ew or tlat 
wou'd likely prove injurious to the 
welfare of Ziou. 

It was thought best, not t^s pub- 
lish ( ur plans before they were acted 
ijpon by our f.ext District meeting, 
as that body may think proper to 
amend them more or less before adopt- 
ing, or reject iheia eniireiy. The 
clerk'; of other districts, who wish 
the results of our deliberations to pre- 
sent lotheir meetings, should add; ess 
B:o- Vaniman about the ma'ter. 

rhcmeei;ing on Monday at 10 A. M. 
was addressd by Bro. Ba;'nhart, an^l 
in the evenning by Bro. Va;iimau. 
The writer preached ou Tuesday at 
10 A. M. h haviiig beej requested 
and ann'iunced, that we would preach 
a sermon on Trine Immersion, w© 
met at the meetiug house in the eve- 
ning, addiessed a Lrg.; and atten 
live congregation one iiour and a rmlf. 
This clo,-ed our labors in thecongrCiJ'a- 
tion, and we iefc the meeting in the 
charge of Bio. Vanimj.ii. 

This is a very iaige cougrfg.:ition. 

strong in the fai'h, endeavoring to 
walk in all the cmimandmentsofthe 
Loid blamidess. Like many other 
congrega ions they were a ways op- 
posed to protracted meetings, until 
some few year.s ago, they had an an- 
pointmcnt. in a neighboring scijool- 
housc, and as the roads were good, 
and the weather line, the people 
wanted another meeting, and in obe- 
dience to the spirit, the iriuister 
preached the word to thcin, — but 
that on'y mde more desire fir meet- 
ing, so another me. ting was publish- 
ed and fill' d, the people heard too 
word, believed, and came foiward to 
baptism, these must be baptized, so meeing was needed, this on- 
ly brought more people on the Lord's 
side, and thus things went on for 
qui'.e a number of days, sinners were 
brought (0 the Lord. Mo hers wept 
for joy, at seeing the salvauou of 
their children, the' chuich was 
strengthened and build up. But after 
it was all over, it struck their minds 
that they had been holding a protract- 
ed meeting, and the Lord had been 
with tliem iu the coiiv^rsion of many 
sinners. Sure ''Gi d moves in a mys- 
terious way, his wonders to perform." 
On Vi'edtiesday we left tli^m, a'.id 
arrived home the same day, found all 
well. Remained with them ou? day 
and a half, then s'artedfor Crawford 
Co., 111., we now are, holding 
meetings with the breihten at this 

Terrible Accident- 

A young man or Tippecanoe Co., 
Indiana about twenty years old at 
the Linden Mills went into the low- 
er part of the mill and walkad on a 
plank across the forbay to examine 
something about the .'piiidles when 
the wheeh caught his coat tail and 
drug him iu betweeti the wheels 
crushing his bowels and hips into 
a jelly, throwed him ou the oposite 
side on auolher plank, where lie was 
fcund crawling on bis bowels and 
screaming at the top of his voice, 
sayina; he was killed. He was 
carried to the house, and in one 
hour and a half expired. Thus it 
may be truly said in the midst of 
life there, is death. Funera'l ser- 
vices by a United Brethren minis- 
ter. SaMUBI, UIjERY. 

— Brotlier J. J Coover says : I 
am d.dng I he best tor you I cju. 
Ah I get the PiLGarM [ read its 
o intents and tisen band it to some 
of the brethren and si.iieis and it 
-el iom fails its work as they love 
its contents. 



Stars in his Grown- 


I walked through the vale of misfortuue, 
Where sorrow's lone children abide; 

My ears dranli the raoaus of deep anguish 
While thi'ough its caverns do glide. 

I thought "Oh! how heayy the burdens 

'Neath which the unfortunatejgroan. 
When pleasures briiihi gleam has departed, 

And left the sad heart all alone." 
I knew not the solace that sweetens 

The cup which with pain does overflow; 
The deep rooted which e'er scatters 

The gathering gloom by its glow. 
But tremblingly op'ning the volume 

Which unseals the eyes of the blind; 
I sought there a key to the problem 

Which oft 1 had striven to find. 

And pondering well its blest pages 
This glorious promise I found; 

That they who endure tribulation 
Shall shine'as the>tars in his crown. 


TiiO cufleriua: condition iu which 
the people of Kansiis and Nebraska 
are representcii to be, by the Bretli- 
reu's papers, ha.a caused "ine seri- 
ously to consider the propriety or 
impropriety of emigration. T!ie 
prevailiujT disposition of mau, not 
only iu tlie U. S. but in the whole 
world is to migrate. When people 
of the European coulinenfS emi- 
grate to America, I see some good 
reasons for it. But wheu well to- 
do persons in comfortable homes 
are so restless a; to leave all their 
comforis to take their abode iu (he 
wilils ofnew Slates, and live in dug 
outs, or sod houses, in a tempei- 
ature which settles 45° below zero, 
anil tlieu urge their isolation from 
brethren aiui churches as a clai u 
upon the sympathies and charity of 
their more contented friends in 
their old bo.fiie and sucieiy, I can 
see no reason for it at al!. 

The graS'shopper plague in Kan- 
sas and Nebraska last year is no 
new thing. All reading and mi- 
grating persons ought to know that 
the same tiling has, and will con- 
tinue to occur every 3 ear iu which 
a general summer drouth prevails 
over the Rocky i\Iounlaius during 
the time the grass-hoj^per eggs are 
laid and halched out in such num- 
bers that tiioy fail to linil substance 
iu their native homo, and hence 
they too nui-t emigrate. They 
never can become so numerous in 
seasons of rain or much moisture 
during the time the eg^s are laid ; 
neither can they exist under co| i- 
ous falls of raiii, they soon peri.iii 
and die. These being well known 
fads, all persons afflicted wiih the 
migralion mania should consider 
well where ihey iuteud going be- 

fore they leave well (riefl and com- 
fortable homes. If there are good 
reasons (0 emigrate to a couutry 
that is, and ever will be subject to 
a grasshopper plague; and to a 
climate wlicre the temperature fre- 
quently gocs to 45 degrei s below ze- 
ro, it Ought to be encouraged, but 
if no good reasons exist to do so, it 
ought to be discouraged, whether 
ic be popular to dosOir not. 

General Hagan, in a:i article iu 
tlie North American Review, says, 
"that the Wiiole amount of availa- 
ble land saved for agricullural pur- 
poses in the middle States of the 
great West is so small, and the av- 
erage rain so insufficient that the 
new States must decline and the 
old States prepare for a considerable 
increase of population." 

If the conditiou of the people iu 
Kansas and Nebraska are as bad as 
it; is repre-sented to be in the Breth- 
ren's papers, I would advise all to 
leave for]:fsofne more congenial 
homes as soon as possible. The 
idea however of a country being 
applauded for its natural product- 
iveness and salubrious climate, &q,, 
as those States have been applauded, 
and then its inbabitants to be driv- 
en to destitution, want, and starva- 
vation in one month by a swarm of 
grasshoppers, is more than many 
pecple can comprehend. I howev- 
er, have no doubt but this matter is 
greatly exaggerated, and as the bi-eth- 
ren have done much toward agita- 
ting it, end are cjutribiiting large- 
ly, I hope tliey will exercise a vigi- 
hrnt care iu hiving it properly ap- 

In supj)ort of my belief that the 
case is exaggerated I will say I re- 
ceived a lotte; from a mau who 
caMed me brother, (I do not know 
him,) his letter v^as written before 
the brethren agitated the matter in 
tiieir papers, he said heo.vcd a pay- 
ment on his laud for v\hich he had 
pledged 'lis team, and losing his 
crop he could not meet his obliga- 
tions, and to do so and keep liis 
team he wanted help. On last 
Sunday I was shown a letter writ- 
ten Nov. 5th by a former citizen of 
Frederick Co., Md. lie vividly 
describes the swarms of hoppers,but 
says nothing of starvation. I could 
give a number of similar references, 
but will give au extract of an edi- 
torial from the Chicago Irihune of 
January 17th. It says, "The re- 
ports of sufF-ring in Kansas from 
the ravages of grasshoppers have 
been greatly exaggerated. There 
has been proof enough to satisfy 

the public that tbere has been con- 
siderable suffering in some of the 
North-we.stern counties of Kansas, 
but subsequent information shows 
that the truth has been grossly ex- 
aggerated tor the purpose of work- 
ing upon the sympathies and pock- 
els of charitable people in the mid- 
dle and Eastern as well as the 
Western Slates, and getting contri- 
butions for the relief of suffering 
Kansas. The country is litterally 
swarming with beggars from that 
State, who are maguiiying the ac- 
counts of suffering, and collecting in 
proportion to the dimcusiousof their 

'•When the Legislature of Kan- 
sas, on the call of the Governor, 
met in extra session a short time 
ago, it authorized all the county 
boards to issue and .'ell bonds for 
the relief of the people in each 
county who had suffered from the 
grasshopper scourge, so as to eua- 
ble them to put in their winter 
crops and obtain seed for their 
spring sowing. Only one county 
(Reno), availed itself of this privi- 
lege, and that county, through the 
operation of a ring of speculators, 
had already issued bonds to an 
amount exceeding the selling value 
of the property iu the county. In 
addition to this it is a notorious 
fact tliat Kansas is full of cattle, 
fodder, grain and fruit ofall kinds. 
Its farmers were never better off 
financially than now. Notwith- 
standing this, nothing has been 
done iu the State itself, which is 
overflowing with pri ducts, and 
wiiith boasts its 3.000 mi'es of 
railroad and its 600.000 or 700.000 
populaticjn, have not tarried at 
home, but have setj off on their 
mendicant pilgrimage through the 
East and tlie West, and are no-v 
narrating tlieir stories of destitution 
and obtaining provisions and money 
to the value of tens of thousands of 
dollars. The point to be impre.ssed 
upon the public is that Kansas is 
abundantly able to take care of its 
sufferers without outside aid, and 
this point we feel warrented in as- 
serting upon good autliority, as up 
to this time she has done little or 
nothing, because people abroad 
have rushed en masse to the sucdr 
of starving (?) Kansas." 

These faots are read and known 
to the people outside 01 our dear 
Brotherhood, and I feel it a duty 
to make them known to our dear 
brethren, who in matters of charity 
are easdy imposed upon. As far 
as I know the churches in the East 



have generally respouded to tho de- 
mand made upon them, and I there- 
fore tliink it a useless expedcnture 
of monef to pay expenses of trav- 
eling canvassers. D. P. Sayler. 

Be of Good Courage- 

"Be of good [courage, and he sball 
strtngllienyoiir lieart, all ye that hope in 
the Lord."— Psalms 31: 24. 

The Psalmest David savs, "In 
thee, O Lord, do I put my trust, 
for thou art my rock and my fort- 
ress, therefore for thy name's sake, 
lead uie and guide me." When iu 
trouble we hear liim crj', "Mine eye 
is consumed with grief, yea, my 
soul and ray belly: for my life is 
spent with giief aud my years with 
sighing : my strengtli faileth be- 
cause of miue iniqui'.y, and my 
bones are consumed. But I trust- 
ed in thee, O Lord, I said (hou art 
my God." Then he could say, 
"Oh how great is thy goodness, 
which thou hast laid up for ihem 
that fear thee. Blessed betbf Lord 
for he hath shewed me his marvel- 
ous kindness." Aud no ? we bear 
the glad tidiugs, "Be of good cour- 
age and be shall strengthen your 
heart, all ye that hope iu iheLord." 

To whom is the promise given? 
All ye that hope in the Loid. 
What fouadation have we for hope? 
Have we built upon the principles 
of the doctrine of Christ, and of 
faith toward God ? Ii so, let us go 
on unto perfection not laying again 
the foundation of repentance from 
dead works. Have we newness of 
life "by the washing of regenera- 
tion and the renewing of the Holy 
Ghost?" If we have, theu let us 
add to our faith virtue, and to 
virtue knowledge, and to knowl- 
edge ternperauce, and to temperance 
patiencfcj and to paiience godliness, 
aud to godliness brotherly kindness, 
and to brotherly kindness charity: 
for if these things be in you and 
abound, they make you that ye 
shall neither be barren nor unfruit- 
ful in the knowledge of our Lord 
Jesus Christ." Now if we h.ave 
complied with the admonition of 
the apostle, then w-e will be able at 
all times to give a reason of the 
hope that was in us. 

Whosballstrengthen your heart? 
"The king of glory; the Lord 
strong and mighty ;" He to whom 
"all power is given iu .iT>;ven and 
in earth." He whose promise is 
"Lo! I am with you always ( ven 
unto the end of the world." We 
know that God's promises are tme, 
and that we need have no doubts 

as to his fuKilliug his promise, if 
we do our part. "For I know 
whom I have believed, and am per- | 
suaded that he is able to keep that 
which 1 have "comraitfed uulo him 
against that day." 

Dear brethren and sisters, though 
we may be surrounded by trials aud 
temptations and onr sky be overcast 
with dark clouds at times, have we 
not cause to be of good'; c nirage? 
"Though friends should ail fail, 
and foes all unite," the Scriptures 
assure us," "Tlie Lord will provide." 
It is necessary that we pass through 
the refining lire, and if the crucible 
does become very hot at times, 
what of that ? It will only con- 
sume the dross the sooner. They 
,vho had gone before had the 
samedifBcuhiestoovercouae. "Shall 
tribulation, or distress, or persecu- 
tion, or famine, or nakedness, or 
peril, or sword," discourage us? 
"If God be for us, who can be 
against us.".; 'Our 'light'fafHiction 
which is but for a moment worketh 
fcr us a far more exceeding aud 
etei'ij,! weight of glory. So let us 
3te a the storm a little longer; time 
is hastening on, [audMf we]hold out 
faithful we shall soon reach that 
blissful home, where all is '^happi- 
ness, all is peace, all is love. Tiiey 
shall hunger no more, neither thirst 
any more, neither shall the sun 
light on them, nor any heat. For 
tiie Lamb that is in the midst of 
the throne shall feed them and sball 
lead them to living fountains of 
water ; and God shall wipe av/ay 
all tears from their eyes. 

"A few more storms shall beat 

Ou this wild rocky shore ; 
And we shall be where tempest cease, 

And surges swell no more. 

A few'more struggles here, 

A few mo'-e parting o'er, 
A few more toils, a few more teai's. 

And we shall weep no more." 

TThile tliis is the Chrisiian's hope, 
how is it with yon dear reader? 
Have you with Mary chosen that 
"better part," or are you yet won- 
dering on the btoad path of sin and 
folly. I beg of you to stop and 
think. We are all hasteuiug to 

'•Reflect, thou hast a soul to save, 
Thy sins how high they mount; 

What are thy hopes beyond thy gi-ave, 
How stands that dark account?" 

To-day Christ invites you to 
come. He is able to save you, he 
is willing to save you : your chris- 
tian friends are pleading for you. 
O, sinner, why will you not come, 
pause and, God ijas opened a 
way that all that will come may be 

saved, so ' the responsibility rest 
with you. Will you except ofGud's 
proflfored mercy. If not, you can 
have no hope but to weep with the 

"TliR lost will weep 

In that long night of woe, 
On which no star of hope will rise. 
And tears in vain will flow." 

May God help you to come ere it 
is teo late is my prayer. 

S. H. Sprogle. 

imp i|.c»>— <3^» 

The Olieap way- 
God, who is very lich, very higli 
and far above all powers, has given 
us a very cheap plan of salvatioa. 
In the first place we are taught to 
believe in God. That is very cheap 
for there is no power upon eartli to 
keep us from faith in God. And in 
repentance there is none that will 
hinder if we come iu the right way, 
hence after faith and repentance, we 
are ou a very good way. But then 
unbelief comes in, aud we do not be- 
lieve that we need go into the watei 
to be baptized. That is another 
cheap material in the plan of salva- 
tion. Water is cheap. Also in feet- 
washing water is used; so that none 
can complain tliat the means of the 
plan are too dear or hard to get. ^ 

Xow one reason that we should 
be baptized is, man bas fallen, and 
for man's sake the ground was 
cursed, but the water was not, there- 
fore taking man off the cursed 
ground and baptizing him in an 
element that was not cursed, was 
taking the unclean creature from 
the unclean ground into a cleau 
place, tb.ere to make the covenant 
with Go 1. Hence we only can be- 
come true believers as was also Cain 
and Abel. They were both believers. 
The faith of the one was acceptable 
but I he other was not. The reason 
Abel brouijht of t!ie firstlings of the 
flock was, the flook was not cursed. 
Cain brought of the fruit of the 
ground as an offering, but the 
ground was cursed. And again, if 
we want to be accepted, we must 
make use of the means that Christ 
has given, therefore whatever the 
scriptures contain as being the first 
fruits, that Christ has told us to 
bring. Let us bring tliem without 
delay. If we bring fruits of a bar- 
ren nature ail our time will be lost, 
all eternity will be lost, the time, 
spent to meet our friends and breth- 
rew in heaven will be lost. But let 
us labor to be saved that we can sing, 
"O that will be joyful, 
To meet'to^partno more." 

Daniel P. Miller. 
Channbersburg, Fa. 



A. Great Contrast- So- 2- 


Jesus answered, My kingdom is 
not of this world ; if my kingdom 
were of this world, then would my 
sorvauts fight, that I should not be 
delivered to tbe Jews, but now is 
1117 kingdom not i'rora hence. Put 
up again thy swc>rd into his place, 
for all they that take the sword 
shall peri-h with the sword. Ye 
hath heard that it hath been snid, 
tliou shah love thy neighbor and 
hate thiue enemy : but I say unto 
y< u, Love your enemie?, bless them 
tisat curse you, do good !o tiiera 
that hate you and pray for them 
which despitefully use you and 
persecute ^ ou. For if ye forgive 
men their trespasses your heaven- 
]y Father will also forgive you ; 
bur if ye forgive not men their 
trespasses, neither vvill your Fath- 
er forgive your trespasses. Bless- 
ed are the peace-makers, for they 
shall be called (he children of God. 

Old things are passed away ; be- 
hold all things have become new- 
And all tning-s areofGod who hath 
reconciled us to himself by Jesus 
Christ, and hath given ns the min- 
istry of reeoncilialioi;. For tbe law 
made nothing perfect, but the 
britigiug in of abetter hojiedid ; by 
the whicli we draw nigh unto God. 
For if tlia., covenant iiad been fiui't- 
lefs, then should no place liave 
been sought for the sec md. 

It hath been sai<l by tlipru of old 
time, thou shalt not forswear thy- 
self but shalt perforna unto the 
Lord thiue oaths. But I say uuto 
you. Swear not at all ; neither by 
Heaven, * * nor by the earih, * * 
nor by Jerusalem, * * nor by thy 
head, * * neither by any other 
oath, but let your conriiunications 
be yea, yea, nay, nay, for what is 
more than these cometii ot evil. 
Whether it be right in the sight of 
God to henrken unto you more 
than unto Gjd, judge ye. For we 
cannot but speak ttie things which 
we have sceu aud heard. 

It haih been said, Whosoever 
shall put away his wife, let him 
f^ive her a writing of divorcement: 
But I say unto you, that whosoever 
shall put away hi- wife, except for 
the cause of fornication, causeih her 
to commit adultery, aud whosoever 
shall marry her that is divorced, 
commiiteth adultery. What there- 
fore God hath joined together, let 
no man put asunder. W hosocver 
shall put away bis wife and marry 
another, coramittelb adultery 


Any one who j)rofess9s the reli- 
gion of Je-uf, and enjoys the libei- 
ties of bis choice of worship that 
[ are maintained and enjoyed in this 
' free country of ours, is under Chris- 
' tiau, and also under national obli- 
ga'ions to figh.t, to suffer, and even 
die for them. Examples abound 
in the Bible where God favored his 
people in wars agr.iust their enemies 
I and even commanded ihem to sub- 
due and destroy them. If a man 
should sufier his rights to be Ires- 
passed upon, his faiuily re[)roach!d 
and abused, and not at once inter- 
pose with violence, but forgive on 
mere couditions of peace, God will 
hold him accountable for the favor 
he shows to sin, aud the preroga- 
tive he takes to forgive. 

The alwve can all besustaii-ed by 
the Old Testament [Scriptures, which 
are the laws of the same Lord that 
gave the laws and commandments 
of the New Testament, in which 
some gay the above djctriue is not 
sustained ; and surely if God is tiie 
same yesterday, to-day, and forever, 
then whatever was his law in olden 
times, is his law also even now. 

In the law of the Lord it was 
granted to swear oaths uuto the 
Lord, aud highly pleasing to God 
when men performed them, and 
their vows when they kept them, 
aud now men tell us that it is wrong 
to take oath to the truthfulness of 
our statements betore magistrates, 
&c., whicii is showing great irrev- 
erence to those who are in author- 
ity and power over us, and whom 
the Scriptures teach us to honor 
and be subject to ; not in the Old 
Teslameuc only, but in the Xew 

And auoliicr institution in the 
law of Moses there is, whi^h is also 
held valid in our national law which 
some claim to be vvrnng to live out ; 
namely ; the privilege of divorce- 
ment, which has been promotive of 
good in all ages of the dispensations 
of God's law to man, aud which is 
so highly necessary for the renova- 
tion and preservation of peace even 
now. Especially when tbrnication 
b?s l)een the cause of separation, 
then the parties separated should be 
divorced iu order that eiici> might 
marry another and thus obey the 
command, to wit, to multiply and 
replenish the earth, and tliU? enjoy 
th« comforts of life and of obedience 
to God's law. 

agamst her, and if a woman shall 
put away her hu«baud a'ld be mar- 
I ried to another, she committeth 
' adultery. For t!;e woman which 
hath an husbau I it bound by the 
j 'aw to her husband so long as he 
liveth, so then if while her husbaad 
liveth, she be married to another 
man, she shall be called an adul- 
teress, but if her husband be dead 
she is free! from the law. 

C. C. Root. 

Great Peace have they which love thy 

The law worketh wrath- Rom. 4; 15. 

By it we obtain a knowledge of 
sin. Hence not ail believers ex- 
perience a sense of wrath in the 
conscience when the law makes 
known to them their sins ? But 
this law is suoservient to the law 
of love. Jesus, of whom the cere- 
monial law was a shadow, and by 
whose holy life the moral law re- 
ceived perfect obedience to all its 
requirements, was the seed of the 
woman in whom the law of peace 
and salvation is sure to all the seed. 
Rom. 4: 16. Hence all believers 
delight in, and have great peace 
from it, for having made the law of 
God their rule, they strive in all' 
things to bo ruled by it. Psalm 
1: 2. Consciousm .ss of having done 
what the word or law of God re- 
quires, produces that inward peace 
and serenity of soul, io which the 
transgressors are stran^'ers. L does 
not say they shall have peace but 
great peace have they which love 
the Lord. From this we infer that 
they do not have peace for merely 
loving the law of God, but in act- 
ing out that love. By keeping the 
commandments they obtain the re- 
ward. Psalm 19 : 11. It is true 
they may have great trouble with- 
out, but ihey have great peace with- 
in. They have also great securitv, 
for nothing shall otfend them; no 
one shall entangle them, and no 
temptation shall be too powerful 
lor them. 1 Cor. 10:13. Noth- 
ing shall, nothing can do them any 
real harm, for wliile God is good 
to all, he is truly good to Israel. 
Psalm 73: 1. Whatever befalls 
them must be for the best. Rom. 
8 : 28. Grace in the heart will 
create more peace than gold in the 
pocket. Riches may make a man 
haughty, but relijjion will make a 
man happy ; and the law of God \s 
the will of God, and though a Chris- 
tian has a will of his own, he must 
never expect pt-ace in loving his 
own will. Xo. it is said (hy law, aud 



not our law. Matth. 6 : 10. Tber 
are mnaj who know the law of (jod 
but very few who love the law ol 
Goil ; but those who love not the 
law are very soon offeudeil if Ihey 
are to'd. Every wind that blows 
ruffles them so that they have no 
peace. Isa. 57 : 21. 

Many mislake hearing or read- 
ing the law for doing it. These 
things have I spoken uulo you that 
in me ye might have peace. John 
16: 33. Christ's legacy to all his 
brethren, is tribulation iu the world, 
and jeace in him. Every follower 
of Jesus, is sure of the former, and 
no less certain of the latler. If he 
has to suffer for Christ he has peace 
in him. From what Christ has 
said while in the world we may ex- 
pect tribulation aiul we must not 
be surprised if our great troubles 
should come from the church, for it 
may be that some may think they 
are doing the Lord a service by 
killing you, but all such have no 
peace iu Jesus. John 16: 1, 2. 
Christ has spoken these things not 
to discourage you or keep you in 
constant fear. No ; but to warn you 
from the world, put you on your 
guard and encourage you to hope in 
him, that in him ye might have 
peace. Having made peacg with 
the prince of peace, you have peace 
with God, peace with coiiscience, 
peace wiih men, peace within and 
peace without, and an endless peace 
awaitayou in heaven. Psalm 37 : 34. 
If you have peace with God. the 
world, the flesh, and the devil can 
never harm you, for though you 
may have many enemies, you have 
one friend stronger than all. Christ 
your Savior is not only a peace- 
bringer but a peace-maker, and has 
made peace between your sou! aud 
God. Rom. 5 : 1. The only path 
he requires you to walk in, is peace. 
Prov. 3 : 17. His gospel is peace. 
Eph. 6 : 26. His reward is peace. 
Isa. 67 : 2. So you perceive it is 
in Christ and through him alone, 
that we have peace. These things 
says he. I have spoken unto you, I 
have told you of them before they 
came to pass. So that you need ex- 
pect no favors from the world. 1 
liave now apprised you of them 
that in me ye might have peace. 
We are too apt to judge of God's 
love to us by his providences instearl 
of his promises, and forget that trib- 
ulation in the world is as necessary 
for the soul as peace in Jesus, or our 
loving Savior would never have 
appointed it for ui. The valley of 
tribulation is no deeper than the 

iimiKitain of peace is high. He 
maketli peace in tlij' b()i(le>"s. Psalm 
147: 14. If n-o ail will follow 
ptace as the Srripturts teach; what 
a glorious triuiuiih will the Redeem- 
er have when before their eves they 
shall see death and the grave com- 
pletely destroyed. Then will they 
exultinglyexclaim,"0, death where 
is thy sling?" Why, death what 
has become of thy deadly weapon ? 
Where is it? What has become of 
thy sting ? We now defy thy pow- 
er and fear not thy weapon. Isa. 
25 : 8. Ah, thou hast lost thy sting 
in the flesh of Ch.rist. By his death 
he hath delivered us, and will de- 
stroy death and then turning round 
to the grave with a holy triumph 
they will exclaim, O grave! Where 
is thy victory ? We were once thy 
prisoners but what has become of 
thy prison doors ? Yv'here are all 
thy bolts, bars, and shackles, with 
which thou didst so long hold us? 
O, grave what has become of thy 
victory ? Where is it? 

Written mostly out of the Ckris- 
iin's Legacy by our well-wishing 
brother John Knisley. 

Plymouth Ind. 

The Silver Handwriting. 

Afcer the coming of Christ and 
the wriiing of the New Testament, 
the scribes, (as those were called who 
CO; ied books) admired the Christian 
sacred book so much, that they 
tliouii,bt, no amount of time spent in 
copying anything =0 grand could be 
wasted ; and they toiled year after 
year, sometimes a whole life long, 
on one single copy of the Scrip- 

Some of these copies were wonder- 
fully beautiful. They had strange 
bright letters in dilierent colors, and 
curious pictures, the like of which no 
one had ever seen; for each scribe used 
his own fancy, and inve.ited what- 
evec adornment pleased them. 

Some of those manuscripts are yet 
in existence. There is one at Upsala 
in Sweden, which is called, "The 
Silver Handwriting." It was writ- 
ten some thirteen hundred years ago 
but was lost or hidden away for sev- 
en hundred years. Then some one 
found it, and alter it had changed 
hands a good many times, the Chan- 
cellor of Sweden bought it for eighty 
pounds, had it bound in solid sil- 
ver, and gave it to the University of 

It is written on crimson pare i- 
ment. All its letters are of the col- 
or of silver, except the headings of 

the pages and chapters, and a few 
vers' s, which were thought by the 
writer to bo the most wordcrful; 
ihese verses, he had written in golden 

All along the edges of this beauti- 
ful Bible, and on the titlc-pagos of 
the different books are pictures in 
silver and gold. 

No wonder it was thought worthy 
of being bound in silver, and kept as 
a great treasure which money could 
not buy. Our book makers think, 
they can make us very pretty books 
and we often see them hound in vel- 
vet, and adorned with golden corners, 
but all this work is done by machin- 
ery, and is not after all, half so beau- 
tiful as this "Silver Handwriting," 
done by some one, who loved the 
Bible, and wanted to make others 
love it. 

Grace be unto you, and peace, 
from God our Father, and the Lord 
Jesus Christ. We give thanks to 
God always for you all, making 
mention of you in our prayers; re- 
membering without ceasing your 
work of faith, and labor of love, 
which you have towards God and 
all men, I know the position which 
you occupy, and the duties assign- 
ed you, are of no small magnitude. 
I liave become a reader of your pa- 
per, and am fully of the opinion 
that you desire to devote your time 
and talent to the service of God, 
and the church, and my prayer to 
God is, for you, that you may be 
an instrument in his bands, in do- 
ing much good. Hope that you 
may through your weekly Pilgrim 
visits, be enabled to gain the good 
will of all those whom you may 
meet, by unfolding unto them, the 
rich manna of God's word, not hav- 
ing your conversation upon topics, 
drawn from philosophical educa- 
ti-n or speculative theories of men, 
which are more conducive of strife 
and confusion, than the promotion 
of peace and love. But let it be 
drawn from the succulent power of 
God's word, and that will flavor it 
with a savory of charity, which will 
make it both palatable, and dijest- 
ive, to the spiritual appetites of all 
who may partake of it. 

Levi Garbek. 

Truth. — Nothing will sustain 
you in a dying hour, nothing will 
support you upon a dying bed, but 
truth. Be not theil content to live 
upon that on which you cannot die. 
Truth is mighty, and will prevail. 



Notes of Travel- 
Oil Saturday thel6t,h,Istarted in 
company with Eld. Daaiel Ecker- 
man, on a mission of love to the 
bretliiea of Auteitao). The air was 
cold and bs'acing. We arrived at 
the late residence of Eld. William 
Byeri, dec., about noon, where we 
wore kindly received and cared lor. 
After dinner we resumed our jour- 
ney to Waynesboro. ^Irrived at J3ro. 
J. F. Oiler's by four o'clock. We 
soon learned that af>poiiitmenls were 
made for us a week ahead. Our firsi 
was iu Wayuecboro in the evening; 
returned to brother Oiler's, where 
we were kindly entertained for the 
night. Sabbath morning our labors 
were divided, Eld. Eckerman at 
Plain Hill and myself in company 
with brother Oiler to Welty's meet- 
iag-hoiise ; stopi)ed with brother 
Jolin Stouer for dinner and returned 
to Waynesboro in the evening, 
where we again joined Eld. E. and 
held a meeting in the evening; 
stoppeil for the night with brother 
Josiah Fahrne}'. The brethren gave 
us permission to visit through the 
day and preach in the evening'. 
Monday we visited brother and sis- 
ter Snyder. They have a large and 
interesting family; we remained for 
dinner with them. Started in the 
afternoon for Bro." Jacob Price's, 
(deacon); took supper with them 
and then wended our way to Price's 
meeting-house, where we met many 
of the brethren ; had an interesting 
meeting, returned and lodged with 
brother Price and his kind family. 
Tuesday morning we visited Elder 
Jacob Price and brother Abram 
GroUey and arrived at brother Jacob 
Holsinger's in the evening ; from 
there to Price's meeting huuse where 
we again met for public worship; 
returned to Bro. Holsinger's where 
\ye were entertained for the night. 
Wednesday morning visited brother 
Friedly and from there in company 
with brother and sister Friedly and 
brother and sister Newcomer we 
visited brother Grossart who has been 
lying in a pitiful condition for sev- 
eral years. He is afflicted with 
R heumatism. We sang and prayed 
with him and had quite an interest- 
ing" little meeting. May the good 
Lord grant him strength and grace 
to endure his affliction until it 
works for liim an exceeding and 
eternal weight of glorj-. We then 
started for Amsterdam ; stopped 
with Bro. Abram Shockey ; meeting 
in the evening, returned and lodged 
with brother Siiockey for the night. 
Next day, Thursday, visited broth- 

er Hoover's family; .spent roost of 
the day and returned to brother 
Shockey's wl ere brother and sister 
Oiler were awaiting our return.. 
Held another meetins; with the 
brethren at ArastercTam ; lodged 
again with brother Shockey, whose 
zeal for the cause was strong enough 
to build a house ibr the worship of 

Oa Friday we again returned to Slopped with broth- 
er Beajamiu Price for dinner, and 
visited a sick sister in the afternoon 
iu company "with brother Benjamin 
Price and liis companion and sister 
Snyder. We went to see brother 
Stouer who^is iu his ninety-fifth 
year. He is still able to get around 
through the house, converses freely 
on religion and finds great comfort 
in Jesus. Returned to brother 
Price's. Held anotlier meeting in 
Waynesboro, had quite a large and 
interesting congregation. Our meet- 
ings wer» generally well attended. 
By this time we had formed an at- 
tachment to the brethren which will 
long be remembered. Many thanks 
to theru for the kindufss m!\nifested 
to us on our trip. Tiiey S])ared no 
pains 10 make us comfortable. We 
lodged with brother Price for the 
night and the next morning were 
ready to start on our way home- 
ward. Arrived at my place of res- 
idence about noon and found all 
well and anxiously awaiting cur re- 
turn. May the Lord accept the 
honor for the good done and save 
ourselves and them that heard us. 


Shippenshurg, Fa. 

Brother Mrumhaugh : — 

Let me give your 
readers a little news. On Christmas 
day I went to Shipswauey district. 
Brother Samuel Lupole is b.ouse- 
keeper. Here met a number of other 
ministering brethren, held dedicato- 
ry services in their new and commo- 
dious church. We commend the 
brethren aud friends for erecting so 
nice and good a building to worship 
in, aud it is paid for, or enough sub- 
scribed to pay all. I gave it the 
name Pleasant Zion chur(!!). On 
Saturday had chuich council. Bro. 
Benjamin Leehr was forwarded to 
the second degree of the ministry 
and brother David Shurley was 
elected as a visiting brother. 

We continued the meeting until 
day before New Year. Seventeeu, 
I believe were added to the church 
by baptitm and many more were 
made to feel the power of God aud 

were deeply wounded. We hope 
some one will go aud gently gather 
those into the fold of Jesus and care 
for them. 

We then took our leave of the 
dear and sisters aud we be- 
lieve was followed up by their well 
wishes. I went from there to White 
Oak Grove church, Allen Co., Lid. 
Brother Jeremiah Gump presides 
here as housekeeper. Here they 
have built a nice and comforiabls 
church andis about finished, except 
stats with backs to them. Had 
aieeting on New Years eve. Oa 
New Year day held dedicatory ser- 
vices with several brethren. We 
called this Pleasant Hill church. 
On Saturday had church council. 
Brethren Emanuel Hufford and Geo. 
Bossier was chosen to visit. I then 
continued the meeting one week 
here. We had a pleasant season to- 
gether. Twenty were added by 
bajUism and a few more applicants, 
aud many more were almost per- 
suaded to be Christians and we trust 
ere long tliey will come to the fold 
of Jesus. Our time was out aud 
we i)ad to take our leave, followed 
we trust by the prayers and well 
wishes of those dear brethren and 
sisters. From here we went to 
Springfield congregation. Brother 
Christian Weaver is housekeeper 
here. Wlieu I arrived the brethren 
had commenced a ))rotracted meet- 
ing in their new brick church. Sev- 
eral brethren were in attendance, 
myself, brother Samuel Fields, and 
brother Yontz. Remained here un- 
til Jan. 18th. We had a good time. 
Here too, filteeu were added by bap- 
tism and two were restored back to 
the fold that liad wandered away. 
Here we left some applicants for 
baptism and many more almost 
ready. I trust the gtod Lord will 
spare them until they may come. 
1 then returned home where I found 
my family tolerably well. Thanks 
be to Goii. Li ail, that was bap- 
tized, restored and aj>plicants I hero 
were seventy- two. May the g' od 
Lord bless and take care of these 
dear children aud finally bring 
tiuui home to Iieaven is our prayer. 
Brethren and sisters remember us 
I and them in your prayers, and siii- 
I cerely loo. 

I Jan. 22d,l left my dear little fam- 
i ily and started for Little St. Joseph 
congregation, Dekalb Co., lud. Ar- 
rived in time to have meeting in the 
United Brethren chui-ch. Ou Sat- 
urday evening commenced meeiing 
in the \\ iiiebrenerian church wherj 
we have coutiuued until now. 



There is quite u leeliiiii here aiul 
eight have come forward as apjil'- 
cauls fur liaptisin. May the yooil 
\vi>rk go (U). Br< tlier J. H. Eison, 
the hoii?ekee|)fr here, savs l.e will 
give your roaders the final re.-ullH. 
Yonrs fraternally. 

Jesse Calvert. 

.Brother Bruiiibaugh : — 

Through the kind- 
ness of brethren and others [especial- 
ly Mr. J. D. England I recenlly 
enjojcd the privilege of f-pendnig a 
f \v dajs auiOiig ihc biethren of ihe 
Bl'ck River Cc^ngregalii-.n, Medina 
Co, Ohi\ As I learr.ed, that the 
Pi LG .HIM seldom c^Uain- any news 
from this arm of the Church, I will 
iry to communicate a few items for 
your co'umi s. 

The B!ack River congregation 
numbeis'about 60 m?niber3 an) is 
under ihe caie of Elder Joseph Rit 
fenhouse, who is, it seems (ome, one 
of these warm-hearted church iath- 
ers, \\] permit riOt the frost* of 
age to drive away all ihe sunshine 
of youth. Tie resident ministers 
are as f Hows .• Samuel GaiTcr, 
Gideon Bo'.linger., Jebn Peitinger, 
and 'i'olisis Hoover. Tie deacois 
are, E) hiaim BranI, Jo'ui Wi.'ite, 
Jaciib .Shfok and D. J. Meyers. 
They have two meeting hruses and 
I old.=ervicts every Sahbaih at one 
place or ihe other, also every fourth 
tiabbath at a fchool house near Wes!- 

The Brtthren held a Sunday gcht o! 
during the summer nn nlhs. Tl^e 
school numbered about 40 scholars. 
It wss held in the morning of meet- 
ing days and in the af ernoon on alt- 
ernate Sabbaths. Is rot this an ar- 
langement that mighi, b-^ adopted 
to iidvanlrge at many other pla- 

The officers of the school were as 
follows: Supt. Tobias Hoover ; Asst. 
Wm. Shoemaker. Teachers, brethren 
Shook and Riitcr, and sifters Hcov- 
er, Wliite, Bollinger anel Dago. I 
wasglad (o learn, that the school had 
the sanction and support of about ali 
the members, official, and other- 

The Brethivn of this co'igregation 
c mmci ced a pro* ratted meeting on 
Christ'ras eve. I heaid fivf-serrao s 
all bv Br". Joseph Kauffinan from 
De Graffe, Ohi<>. 1 know not how 
long ihe meetings were coninud, 
n( r wheti er any were more' an per- 
suaded. I far, that i at ' .i mo t" 
wi'l be the mU' ansnti- id many 
prnyersind mai y seimons. And 
what will it, avail"? Smothering 

giod resolves, is a dangerous pus- 

Be-i';des Bro. Kaiiffman there wore 
•scvaral ( tnor strange minLutering 
brethren present at the meeiing. 
Among 'Jiese were brethren P. J. 
Brown, Geo. a)id D. M, Irving, G. 
AX' est fiom Aslilar.d Co. and Jacob 
Mohler (from .Miami Co.) 

It \^ould nftbid mc a degree of 
plea'-ure to desciibe aome of ray own 
exp-rie nee during my .'=hr,vt interval 
of freedom from study and scIiojI 
life' [tlii^ W..S ihe first meeting of the 

for a 

Brethren that I I ad attended 
ye^ar and a half], (o speak of the h-ve- 
ly Chriilnias morning when I left 
Medini, the short ride in the cars, 
tl};' subsecjuent pleasant lides to and 
from the well ordered homes, that I 
visited, the kindnesses received at 
thoso homes — in short, to mention 
the names of all the kind brethren 
sislers and friei ds, whom I feel my- 
selfunder obligations to thank and re- 
member ; but this, it uecms io me, 
does not pV'perly crme under the 
htad of Church news. Such items 
are more suitable for convei>ation, 
i'.rivate correspondence or the pages 
of a diary, than for co'umns, that 
slmuld tell us of Caiislian work and 
Christian workers. 

J. M. ZucK. 

Idediym, 0. 

P. S. I will also meniiiin that the 
PiLGiiiM circulates in this section 
and seems to be quite jopular. "A 
spendid [;aper," one said, and this 
is the seniiment of all as far as I 
could learn. Pei haps yon getsome 
reports, that are notasconipliraentary 
but be not discouraged, when ytur la- 
bors seem not ;o be appieciated. 
Ti.ey are appreciated very much 
more than it would be good for you 
to find e^ut. Grumblers like many 
other dh-agreeable things have their 
use in the v, oild. 

I once heard of a man, who v?as 
ciosstd ia his pet whim by one oi' 
the leading papers ill the country, 
and who not only giumblcJ has. als..j 
vowed tu retaliaic by withho eiingh s 
subscription, thinking no doubf, that 
said paper would greatly feel ihe 
shock! But the paper ttiil gO'S on. 
Itrustnoce of your subscribers aie so 
vindictive. But be it, as it may, 
the path of duty is for me, as fir you 
tie only safe path. J. M, Z. 

Dear Filgrim . — 

As had hecii coi- 
teniplaleel our series of meeting.'^ in 
ttie Levvi,sti)wii oonjiregatii'ii com- 
niCnced OP. the evening o; the 15l!i 
e f Jan. Brother Grabill Mvers w as 

present at the commencemeut and 
bivither H. B. Brumbaugh of thei 
Pii.eiRBf came on the evening of 
tiielGih. They labored faithfully 
and earnestly for us until Tuesday 
J 9th, when tiie force Avas again 
swelled by brother George Bruni- 
Iraiigh of James Creek and brother 
Archy VanDykt of Stone Valley. 
They labored jointly until Wednes- 
day when brolh<^r H. B. B. left for 
home, and brother Grabill left for 
Spring Run on Thursday. Broth- 
er George and Archy stayed until 
ftfier mcetii'g on Friday' evening. 
Brother George then went liome 
anel brother Archy to Spring Run, 
VVe weire the left alone. We con- 
tinued tfe meeting Saturday eve, 
Sunday and Sunday eve. We had 
in all 18 meetings. The brethren 
laiioreel vviih such zeal, and breli^e 
unto lis so bountifully of the bread 
(if life, that we were made to re- 
jiice and say, "Ivord it was good for 
us to be here." The cro«s bearintr 
childien were built up in the tailh 
and sinners were made to iremble. 
When we are thus gathered togeth- 
er as one man, to sing and pray, and 
hear the evei lasting gospel preach- 
ed we seem to be secure from liio 
darlsofthe wicked one. But we 
cannot always be together thus^. 
While here the time conies for us 
to separate each one to their own 
ealling. Then it is that satnn as- 
sails us. Tt.en how applicable to 
us ttio lines of the poet, 'My seuil 
be on thy guard.' 

May we all be on our guard while 
here and at last we will assemble 
in ihat cemgregation that never 
Ijreakes up wbeio Sabbaths never 

The Scriptures sp ken from were 
St. John, 4!h 23,24; 2 Ghr. 7ib 
14 ; Rom. Ist 16 ; 1st John 1st 7 ; 
Mark 8th 36, 37; Titus 2nd 13, 14; 
Gen. 6ih 3; Heb. Gih c^hap. Acts 
2d 41 to 47; Eph 2d 27; James 
1st 21 to 25, Eph. 6th chap; Jen. 
13.23; 2dCor. a, 6; Acts 16. 23 
to 25 ; Matih. 22d J to 1-4 ; Isl Pe- 
ter 1. 13. Prov. 23. 23, 


Maitlancl Pa. 

Dear Brethren: — 

^li your miscellane- 
ous deparimcnt of No. 1. vol. 6, 
bi<:ther Allen Rohi.on of 111., says : 
'You may consider him a subscrib- 
er fa- 187.5. He ihinhs ihe Pilgrim 
is gooei enough without any impiovo- 
ment " I am much of his opin,on. 
It i-; a welcome visitor to our home, 
and I could not do well without it. 



But through carelessness of the 
mail ilopartrueat, now aud then a 
paper failed to retch us, which is a 
sad disiappointnaent to us, as we are 
anxiously looking for the arrival of 
each No. Its couleiitsare always 
refreshing to the inquiring mind 
after truth. I can truly say it is a 
great help to ine, as our district is 
so large that we can only get to 
preaoiiing once a month, unless we 
ride ten or twelve miles. We have 
only one preacher at present, in the 
second degree, and he has to fill all 
the appointments in the county, so 
that he c-ui only preach once a 
month ^or us. But we are blessed 
fur beyond some of our brethren 
and sisters, who are isolated from 
the churches, and we still look for- 
ward to the time, wiien we will have 
a lar^e church in this part of God's 
moral vineyard, if we live our faitii 
as well as preach it. I hope you 
may have a large increase of sub- 
scribers for 1875. and that great 
good may be accomplished. 

vVishing you much success, I re- 
main your unworthy brother. 

J. A. B. Hershberger. 

Dear Pilgrim. — 

It should always 
be a desire to obtain a knowledge 
of the Scriptures that we may grow 
wise unto salvation. 

In looking over the ever welcome 
Pilgrim IsTo. 2, page 28, I notice a 
piece by brother J. Forney on the 
j)as&age of Scripture, To-day shalt 
thou be with me in paradise. The 
thief on the cross may have dee 
like many in these days, rejected 
the counsel of God against them- 
selves. But when he saw his con- 
dition he appealed to the Savior. 
Jesus' mission was to seek and save 
the lost. The thief repented and 
confessed his guiit, and the Savior 
had compassion on him. The Sav- 
ior while in the flesh had power to 
raise the dead, heal the sick and 
forgive sins. I^ukeS: 20,23, 24. 
His mission was ended by the shed- 
ding of his precious blood on the 
cross. We now commission his 
discipUs to go into all the world 
and preach the gospel to every crea- 
ture, he that believeth and is bap- 
tized shall be saved. But he that 
believeth not shall be damned. IVe 
know our doom if we do not take 
to heed the Scripture's teachings. Re- 
pent and be baptized is one of his 
first commands, l)Ut how many pro- 
fess to love Jesus and do none of 
his commands ! Jesus says, If you 
love me keep my commandmeuts. 

The enemy is always near trying to 
get the advantage of us but dear 
brethraii and sisters figiit a while 
longer. lu a few more years we 
shall reap if we faint not. Every 
day brings us nearer home, 

My prayers is that the Pilqsim 
may spread abroad and be the cause 
of bunging many souls to Christ, 
your unworthy brother, B. F. S. 

Dear Editors : — 

We commenced 
aseries of meetings assisted by breth- 
ren Jesse Oalverf^iid George Gripe, 
about the middle of December 
which were largely attended with 
the very best of order. Early in 
the evening brethren, sisters, friends 
and kind neighbors could be seen 
going to church until the house 
was crowded. Next they would 
join in singing praises to their heav- 
enly Father which made us think of 
the time when God's children will 
meet in the world of glory there to 
unite their praises forever. 

The brethren labored very hard 
with us and for the cause of their 
Master until by their united efforts 
there weie seven precious souls 
came forward and were willing to 
enlist under the banner of king lui- 
manuel. Oh, what a happy time! 
What a time of rejoicing ! May 
the Lord still roll on the good work. 
May he bless ourdear young breth 
reu and sisters and while he is bless- 
ing them, may he bless our dear 
brethren who have so earnestly la- 
bored for us. 

Dear readers of the Pilgrim we 
ask an interest in your prayers in 
our behalf that we may still unite 
our efRjrts to bring precious souls 
to the fold of Christ and may we 
all finally laud in haven of eter- 
nal res', is our prayer. 

Samuel Ulery. 

Bro. H. B. Brumbaugh : — 

As you are soliciting 
church news, I will give the read- 
ers of the Pilgrim a brief sketch 
of a series of meetings held in the 
Cerro Gordo church, commeucing 
on Saturday evenmg, Jan. 16Lh, 
and continued until Wednesday 
evening the 20t . Preaching each 
day at 10 o'cloci{ A. M. and 6 o'clock 
P. M. The ministeiing brethren 
that came to us wer. brother John 
Barnhart, and brother J. H. Moore 
from Chara[)aign county, III., and 
brother Daniel Vai-aruan of .\Ia- 
coupin county III. The brethren 
labored hard for the cause of the 
Master, thoiigh there was nb a'cc'eS- 

sion to the church there were lasting 
i mpressious made on some. I h ope 
their labors may be like the bread 
cast upon the waters, may be gath- 
ered many days hence. We had 
the best of order and a large attend- 
ance though the weather was very 
cold. Yours very respectfully. 
A. J. Starne. 

Brother Brumbaugh: We iiad a 
series of meeting at the Richland 
Church, commencing on the 15th 
of January and continued until the 
24;th, The ministering brethren 
with us were W. Workman from 
Loudouville, J. Moore from Will- 
iams Co., H. Worst, Haulderman 
and Kieffer from Mohican, vVa/ne 
Co., and Yuder from Chippewa, 
Rudy from Ashland and J. Brill- 
hart from Crawford. They labor- 
ed in earnest with us during our 
meeting, and I hope the Lord will 
bless them for their labors of love. 
I feel, for my par', that the breth- 
ren and sisters were built up in the 
faith of the gosp'd. We had excel- 
lent order and attention. Tlie 
brethren and sisters attended well. 
If the ministers are not prompt to 
attend, the members do not attend 
80 well, and if neither attend, the 
world cares less about attending. 
Brethren and sisters, I sometimes 
think we are not strict enough in 
regard to this duty. Sometime the 
weather is inclement, or the roads 
not pleasant to travel on, some one 
may say we can go the next Sab- 
bath, perhaps it wiil be more pleas- 
ant, but dear brethren, sisters and 
friends, perhaps next Sabbath will 
not come and we may never have 
the opportunity of hearing the gos- 
pel preached. Let us take the ad- 
vice of the apostle Paul and not 
"forsake the assembling of ours- Ives 
together as the manner of some is." 
Sarah Ritnenhouse. 

Spring Mills, Ohio. 

Bro. Brumbaugh : 

I feel like dropping a 
few lines by way of encouragement 
to the readers of the welcome Pil- 
grim. When i get the paper I see 
i'8 heading. Oh, the dear na'oe! 
The next thought is what consti- 
tutes a Pilgrim. I« it not the self- 
denying principles of Jesus Ciirist 
and the saorilicing of this world, 
for the sake of eternal .'lappinesa 
with our blessed Master ? Jesus 
has mark'd the path, though trib- 
ulations accompany the road, buti 
the grate of the Lord h siifficieiio 
for cm. Lst ii& Took to hiai fl^ the 



Captain of our salvattoQ. I love 
the second heading of the Pilgkui. 
"Remove nof. the Anciet landmarks 
which our Fathers lave set." 

The apostle of the Gentiles says, 
"3'ou have not many fathers." How 
true is this Scripture in those tinacs 
wlipn we hear lo, here is Ciirist 
and lo, there is Christ. Father 
give me wisdom to understand the 
good old landmarks the apostles 
hove set. 

I yet say to those who write to 
the Pilgrim, keep the bending of 
it in view, and we will have a good 
paper to reaiF this year. The breth- 
ren like the Pii^grim so far very 
well. J. J. Cover. 

Our Tennessee tlistrict Meeting will 
be held at tiie Pleasant Hill Meeting 
house in Sullivixu Co. Teunesee, be- 
ginning on iroid Friday, the 28th 
of March 1875. if God willing. We 
hereby extent an invitation to the 
brethren and sisler? and especially to 
the minlstring brethreu. We hope 
God will bless us and guide us by his 
holy spirit, that we will have a season 
of refreshment and thereby be built 
up in the fliith, once delivered to the 
saints. If God willing the writer 
will hereafter, send such news for the 
Pilgrim as may be edifyiiig. 

Hexey Gaest. 


SWANE— HARRIS.— At the M. E Par- 
sonage, Ml. Union, Pa., Jan. 26, 1875 
by Rev. E. L. Smith, Mr. David B. 
Swane to Jliss Anna B. Harris, all of 
Huntingdon Co., Pa. e. b. s. 

DONATHAN"— STICKEL.— Atthe resi- 
dence of the undersigned on the 19th of 
January, '75, Mr. Adam Donathan to 
sister Alary E. M. 5ticlcel, all of Fr.auk- 
lin Co., Pa. Daniel Miller. 

SELL— CLARK.— On the 31st of Ja^iu- 
ary '75, at the residence of Solomon 
Benshutf, officiating minister, near 
Johnstown Fa,., Mr. Jacob Sell to Miss 
Mary E. Clark, both of Indiana Co., 


FAGG— TAYLOR.— By the under- 
signed, Dec. 25th, '74, at the residence 
of the bride's parents, Mr. Joel Fagg 
and Miss Plina Taylor, all of Marion 
Center, Kansas. J. M. Elliott. 

20th of December, 1874, at the bride- 
groom's residence, by the undersi gned, 
Jacob Schoolcraft to Lucinda Harner, 
both of Carroll Co., Ind. S. Ulert. 


BAIR,— On the 21st of December, 1874. 
in Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio, Bro. 
Jacob Bail, aged 54 years and 3 dajs, 
Disease Consumption. A. Brumbauo-h. 

STONER.— ,Ianu:iry 16th, '75 at the re° i: 
deuce of his son-in-law, W. W, Kline, 
residing near South English, Iowa, 
Jonas Stoaer, disease Chronic Diarrhea 

and Paralysis, aged 71 years and three 

The subject of the above was a son o.' 
Abraham Stouor deceased, and was born 
in Rockingham Co., Va., but 'moved to 
Alien Co., Ohio raanj years ago, then to 
Iowa, also lived several years in the 
State of Missouri. Funeral services at- 
tended to by Elder Jacob Brower, from 
the 3nih Psalra, 4tli verso. B. B: F. 
IVE^. — At Burr Oak, Jewell Co., Kan- 
sas, Nov. 6th, Millard, son of brother 
Allen nucl sister Marv Ives, aged five 
years. FuiiPral by the writer 
from the words, "Be ye therefore also 
ready." C. Forney. 

SPEICHER.— In the Conemaugh Con- 
gregation, Cambria Co., Pa. Jan. 23, 
1875, sister Elizabeth, wife of brother 
Jacob Speicher, aged 25 years and 19 
days. She leaves a sorrowing husband 
and two children to'mourn their loss. 
Funeral preached by'^Soloman Bens- 
hoof fiom 1st Peter, 23: 24-25. J. F. G. 
RICHER —January 23d, in Miami Co., 
Ind., of Congestion of the Lungs, No- 
ah Elmer, son of Daniel A., and sister 
Mary J. Richer, aged 8 months and 25 
days. Funeral services by Elder John 
Surrau of the United Brethren Church 
at Erie Chapel, at 10 o'clock on the 25th 
and by Eld. Abram Miller at 1 o'clock 
in the Brethren's church at the bury- 

Thus another sweet bud has been taken 
from earth to bloom in immortal beauty 
in the Paradise of Heaven's Eternal 
King. J. C. RrcHEB, 

BROWN.— In the Panther Creek Church, 
Woodford Co., 111., November 23d, of 
Diabetes, sister Leannah Brown, wife 
of brother D. S- Brown, aged 57 years 
and 19 days. Funeral discourse by 
brother John Metzgar to a large con- 
gregation of sympathizing friends and 

The subject of this notice was a daugh- 
ter of Thomas Robison, of Roanoak Co., 
Va. where she was born, raised and 
married to David S. Brown. Not long 
arter her marriage she became a member 
of the church ; was a member up to the 
time of her death, about twenty-seven 
years. She was confined to her bed three 
months, and at times suffered severely, 
all the time wearing away, she was not 
unmindful of her duty, but called for 
the elders of the church and was anoin- 
ed. She was conscious until within a 
day or two of her death, when she gently 
breathed her last. As a wife she was a 
helpmeet indeed, a kind mother and a 
good neighbor. (She leaves a husband 
and eight children, thi'ee of them mem- 
bers, to mourn the loss of a dear wife and 
mother. R. GisH. 


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RocHESTEP.. X. Y., Jan. 13th, 1874. 
R. V. PIERCE, 31, D., Buffalo, N. Y.: 

Dear Sik — ni;iil sulTerel from ( ia an 
aggravated form for about twelve years and for 
several years from Bronchial trouble. Tried many 
doctors and things with no lasting benefit. In 
May, '72, becoming nearly worn out with excessivta 
editorial labors on a paper in New Y^rk: Cliy, I 
was attacked with Bronchitis in a severe formsuf- 
fering almost a total loss of voice. X returned 
home only two weeks when I was completely pros- 
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four severe bleeding spells within two weeks, and 
first three inside of four days. In the September 
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"Remove not ihs Ancient Landmarki which our Fathtrt have Set." 

VOLUME VI. NO. 7. } 

HUTJTlMGrON PA., FEE. 16,1875. 

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The Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA, FEB. 16, 1875 
The Marriage Oeremony. 


Tlie latter part of the foUowiDg letter 
embodies a query which seema still te 
puzzle the minds of some of our breth- 
ren, and has been before our Annual 
Conference at different times but on ev- 
ery occasion referred back to the first de- 
cision made in 1848. That meeting did 
not advise it but left it to the consciencs 
of the minister and the advice of the 
Church in which he lives. The letter 
and query is as follows: 

"Brother Brumbaugh : Thesi few lines 
are to let you know that I am receiving 
the Pilgrim regularly since I am a sub- 
scriber and am very well pleased with it 
and must say that it has been the means 
of helping us to defend ourselves when 
in conversation with those who do not 
approve of some of the Brethren's teach- 
ings, and we are hoping for such aid and 
help from the Pilgrim in the future as 
will enable us to help to restore Primi- 
tive Chjistianity. 

While in conversation, some time ago, 
with a brother, we had considerable talk 
on a subject and as it does appear to have 
two sides to it which might be defended. 
I wi 1 give it to you and ask it as a Query, 
providing you think it proper to be asked. 
It is this : Is is right for a minister to ac- 
cept anything as pay or present as dsna- 
ted for such services as marrying a 
couple ? I would like to hear it fully on 
both sides if it is profitable. Yours in 
love. H. W. Landis. 

Osborne City, Kansas. 

The original intention of marriage was 
to increase and multiply, without any 
instruction how the ceremony was to be 
performed or who by. The great proba 
bility is that it was done, in eveiy case, 
by the father of the bride without any 
ceremony whatever, unless it would be a 
presentation of such gifts as the father 
saw good to give his daughter. This de- 
sign, however, gradually gave way as it 
was accomplished or fulfilled and the 
mutual good of the parties became the 
first and important consideration, and to 
bring about this resalt it became neces- 
sary that it should become a personal 
matter and a mutual choice on the part 
of both parties directly concerned, hence 
true marriage consists in the man and the 
woman uniting and blending their lives 
together with the intention of labonng 

and living for each other's good. When 
this is considerately and intelligently 
done the marriage contract is fully con- 
summated, but on account of the abuse 
of its intention, it became necessary to 
place it under the protection of the civil 
'aw which law authorizes a ceremony and 
official offlciators. Among these, are 
named, the mimsters of the Gospel- 
Therefore we would have it understood 
that every minister who officiates in this 
capacity gets his authority from the civil 
law, and not from the Bible or the Gos- 
pel ,as no such command or authority is any- 
where giv«n in the sacred writings. No 
matter how strong a religious element 
we maj labor to throw around it, the cer- 
emony performed by lawfully authorized 
ofiiciators, is nothing more nor less than 
a worldly affair, and the officiator has just 
as good a right to a lawful remune ration 
for his labor as the guardian, the magis- 
trate or the scnvner. Any ministering 
brother who may have conscientious scru- 
ples about acting as a servant of the civil 
law should no t consumate marriage cer- 
emonies, and much less, take a remuner- 
ation for it. This may seem a little 
strange to some, but as soon as any one 
is able to show us the divine appointment 
we will yield, and that freely too. 

As for the blessing conferred by the 
present authorized ofiiciators we don't 
have much faith in it. It may do well 
enough for those who are able to receive 
it, but we have not yet so learned Christ. 
It is true that he once attended a wedding 
at Cana and made some wine for the 
guests, but no inference is made that he 
had anythin g to do with the ceremony, 
neither do we anywhere learn that any 
of the apostles ever performed a marriage 
ceremony, even Paul, who talks consid- 
erable about the marriage relation and its 
duties, never once tells us that he ever 
attended a wedding, much less do we be- 
peve that he ever performed the ceremo- 
ny, hence we believe there is no divine 
appointment about it, and that the only 
authority we have we get from the civil 
law. Yet we agree with Annual Confer- 
ence that every minister should make it 
a matter of conscience, not o"ly about ta- 
king pay for it but whether he is at all 
justifiable in assuming that authority and 
acting in that position. 

These thoughts are given just as pre- 
sented while writing. If any of our 
readers have anything better to offer our 
pages are open. 

A Call. 

On Friday noon, Feb. 5th, we had the 
plea-sure of a call from Eld. Moses Miller 
and brother Springer from the Lower 
Cumberland Church, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
They slopped off the noon train and re- 
mained ^with us 'till the evening train 
West. As we had a former acquaintance 
with the brethren we spent a few hours 
quite pleasantly, [and, we hope, to our 
good. Elder Moses is one of those men 
that says what he thinks and if you do 
anything that is not according to his way 
of thinking, you have the pleasure of 
hearing it forthwith, independent of the 
consideration of whether it means you or 
somebody else. Well, we guess if every- 
body would learn to say just what they 
think perhaps, after all, it would be bet- 
ter for us. When we know men to be 
candid we can make great allowance for 
our difference of opinion. Ih the even- 
ing they again took the train west inten- 
ding to stop over at Altoona for the night 
and the next morning go to the Yellow 
Creek Church, where brother Miller was 
called on a committee. Hope that good 
for our Master's Kingdom may be the 

The Great Suit. 

For the last three weeks, the Tilton — 
Beecher scandal suit has been under way 
and the end still remains a subject of 
prwphecy both as to the time of its con- 
sumation, and who shall come off con- 
queror. The general supposition is that 
it will end sometime in April. When it 
is remembered that this trial is being car- 
ried on among our most refined and in- 
telligent people, it is truly astonishing to 
leara of the vast amount of low, carnal 
and ungodly evidence that is given as 
facts in the case. Both parties have em- 
ployed, as counsel, the best talent of the 
country, and every inch of ground vrill 
be hotly contested, however, there ia but 
little doubt but what the victory will fall 
I on the side of .the heavy purse, and the 



god ot Plymouth will be again made the 
subject of popular worship. If the true 
religion of Christ was, in any way, con- 
nected with it, the Christian world might 
feel alarmed, but as it is, the cause of 
Christ seems to have nothing at stake in 
it, it is simply a contest between two 
worldly, popular men who, through jeal- 
ousy have fallen out over the same bowl 
of soup. 

The Commission. 

Oa another page will be found an 
article under the bead, "Go Ye," 
by our Danish brother wlio Beems to 
have gotten into trouble relative to 
the manner in which we are carrying 
it out. Al though the personal fears 
of our brother are groundless, yet 
the subject is of sufficient import- 
ance to have an occasional hear- 

That we are a little slow in the 
fulfilling of this important command, 
I fear is too true, but our brother is 
wrong in several of bis charges and 
conclusions. First, you seem to put 
the whole blame upon the ministry. 
If there is a wrong on this point, it 
should not be charged to the minis- 
try, but to the Church. The minis- 
ter gets his charge from the Church 
and just as far as it sends him, so 
far he is under obligations to go, the 
fact is, our ministers are doing more 
than their share of the work now 
and nothing more should be laid to 
their charge until the laity comes 
to the rescue and does their part. 
We have plenty of God fearing and 
sslf-sacrificing ministers, who are 
ready and willing to step into 
every open door just as soon as the 
Church sends them, but where is 
the man that is willing to go on a 
warfarealone or on bis own strength ? 
We all claim to be soldiers of Jesus 
Then if Jesus is the great Captain, 
the ministers are his subordinates, 
and the lay members represent the 
common soldiers. If so. while the 
officers are directing the battle the 
least possible duty of the soldier is 
to stand by him and help fight the 
battles. But the propriety of send- 
ing missionaries to Denmark, or any 
of the German, Russian or Prussian 
States is certainly very questionable. 
Are we not commanded to flee from 
pereecutiou instead of towards it ? 

and what else could we expect from 
a nation or natives whose laws di- 
rectly conflict with those of Christ 
and his kingdom and who are now 
persecuting and driving from their 
coast all such as have imbibed the 
peaceable principles of Christ, and 
refuse to take up the carnal weapon 
and slay their fellow man ? From 
whence comes the persecuted Men- 
onites who are now landing on our 
shores? Are they not from the 
very nations to whom you say we 
should go and preach ? When Den- 
mark, Russia, Prussia, and all na- 
tions open their dcors to the Gospel 
then will it be the Churches' duty 
to go and preach to them, but until 
then, all such as desire to east their 
lot with the people of God, it is 
their duty to come out from among 
them as you have done, as the apos- 
tles did (when persecuted in one 
city, or country, they fled to anoth- 
er), and as the Brethren did. When 
persecuted in Germany they fled 
from place to place, until finally 
they came to America. In doing 
this they did not go backward, neith- 
er did you in coining to us. It was 
not the truth you came after, as it 
can be had wherever the scriptures 
are to be found, but it was the 
Church. Then you have nothing 
to doubt or fear. If there are oth- 
ers of your countrymen who wish 
to embrace the iiumble nonresistant 
principles of Jesu"*, let them come 
to the place where they can prac- 
tice and enjoy it. God may forsake 
a nation as a whole, but as a part 
he may manifest to it his most len- 
der love and care. When Denmark 
throws open her doors to the whole 
truth it will be preached within her 
borders, but until then, the Chnrch 
is under no oblijiations. Remem- 
ber, dear brother, we are not to be 
judged by what the preachers tell 
us, but by the "Word,'' the script- 
ures, to which all have or can have 
access. There was a time when peo- 
ple could not hear without a preach- 
er — while the scriptures were held 
on parchments and accessible only 
to the few — but the time has now 
come that the scriptures are distrib- 
uted throughout the world and 

whosoever idUI may partake of the 
water of life freely. 

Too Expensive. 
Several of our patrons have sent 
us money by Express and left it for 
us to pay the expenses. This we 
cannot aflFord toMo as it consumes 
all of jur profits. One sent us $7- 
50 and the express charge was 75 
cents, leaving us $6.75. Another 
sends us $5.00, express charge 75, 
leaving us $4.25. To have gotten a 
postal order or had it registered in 
either of these cases would have cost 
8 cents. We hope that our breth- 
ren will notice this ind send no more 
money by Express. 


— Brother D. S. Zimmerman of 
Smithvilk Ohio, says : The Small 
Pox are all over in Green town- 
ship, Wayne County Ohio. The 
number of families that had them 
was four, and the number of per- 
sons wsa ten. Sis are restored to 
former health, and four died. At 
the same place, of the twenty fami- 
lies of Prussians that arrived at Or- 
ville Ifovember 30th 1874, four of 
their number have died with differ- 
ent diseases. 

— Bro. Isaas Markley of Carlo, 
Ohio, under dale of Jan. 24th says, 
Yesterday we had snow and rain, 
to-day it is about 10° above zero. 
We had very nice weather so far, 
except a few cold days, it was down 
to 8° and 13° below zero. Our 
roads are good. The market is dull. 
Wlieat $1.08 ; bar'ey $1.25; Corn 
75 @ 80 cents; Oats 55; Apple- 
butter 50 (rt! 60 cents per gallon. 

1 will inform you that we and 
all our friends and relation.? are en- 
joying good health as far as I know, 

—Eld. J. S. Flory of Colorado, 
under date of Jan. 27tli, says: 

Beautiful weather after the ti'o 
weeks of close winter weather, snow 
all gone, ice in the river breaking 
up, stock on the range doing fine. 
No "Pilgrim" yet, snowed in on 
the way probably. We feel as though 
a dear friend 'delayeth his coming.' 
To us it is a friend ; always bearing 
tidings from afar of dear ones in Is- 
rael, and comfort and consolation in 
its words. Sometimes reproofs, but 
that is good too. A friend is all 
the dearer when he tells us of our 
faults and dangers. We live in 
hope to soon greet its expressive 
countenance. All is well, so fare- 





— Bro. Joseph M. Elliot of Mar- 
rion Ceuter, Marrion Co., Kan., s-ays: 
"There is ouly a little liaudluU of 
iuemi)ers here ani all poor; aud 
dou't often all get together, conse- 
quently slow progriss is made in 
enlarging Ziou's b'Tilers. We only 
had one addition dnriug the |ia'<t 
year, but still lupe our etfurts may 
be as bread cast upon the waters to 
gather many da}slience. We have 
had since the Ist of January very 
cold weather/ Tiie mercury went 
as low as 18 degrees below zeio. 
Many people in our country are 
reediug the necessaries of life on 
account of grasshopperdepredations. 

— BroiiiPr Wm. Brunk of Mor- 
risonvllle 111., under date of Feb., 
2d says : Times are dull herein 
this part of tlie West. Some very 
Cold weather. Good roads for win- 
ter. Tlie Brelhreu had several 
ineeting-5 this winter. No one add- 
ed to the church since last fall. 
Hope some may come soon. Vi'e 
now have an elder in our arm of 
the church namely, Abraham Pe 
ters from Franklin Co., Va. We 
have four speakers and C3n now 
enlarge their torritr'ry and give fojd 
to the hungry soul. 

—Bro. D. D. Sell, of Hamilton, 
Mo., says; "We are having ex- 
tremely coid weather this win er, 
mercury ranged from 22 to 28 de- 
grees below zero. \n old sett.'er 
told me lo-day that has been the 
coldest weatlier we have had iiere 
for 33 years. LastSunday — fan. 32 
— was our legu ar meeti^ g day. 
Father Witmer went out but got 
word that Bro. Suit was very lov, 
when he dismissed the congregation 
and went to see him f< r ihe ast time. 
On Monday morning we received ihe 
inteiligente of liis deaib, aud on 
Tue.'day was burieJ iu the cemetery 
near Kingston. 

— Bro Flory under date of Feb. 
1, says: As an item I will say, 
that the Pilgkim as well as Cotn- 
panio7i got tlirough the great Snow- 
drifts at last and reached us last 
week, 3 Nos of each at a time, so 
we have had a feast of good things 
a fter a long fast. While we read 
of deep snows in addition to the ex- 
treme cold, east of us, we feel we 
were highly favored in that we had 
but little snow yet this winter; at 
no time was there sufficient snovv 
to cover the grass on the range so 
thatstock could not graze. While 
so many in the east have to feed 
their stock, for 5 or 7 months, most 
of ours litre get their own living, 
and do well. 

4:!Dcutftl)f Slbtteilunfl.i 


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9?;ilb ttJinft bcr J^eimatfj^cvjc, 

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gdjlingt ftd) bc« ^inblcin« .giiilb, 
Unb braupcn Uu(|tcn J^lammen, 

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jlann c^ fid) milb gcftaltcn, 

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llnb ©ittt' anb 3lu^' bcfiel^n. 
Tein 3?ct, im grruiibcsfrcife, 

rein 2?et' in: ftiUcn JpauS, 
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rcieiiill im a3atev()aug. 

3fteb. SI. ii?ed. 

2?crirt)tc son beniiriibern. 

Sicber Sruber Srumbaug^ : 

Sd)cn langft wax 
eg niein aBiinfd},cinigc 3eilcii fiit ben"3.iil» 
get" ju fc{)rciben. 2lber rccil id) fetibeni 
lltcn 3an. am SungcnfietiEr litt, unb iiur 
tutje 3"t auffigen tann, fc will id) nun 
mit jitternber .^anb mcine ©cbanftn iibev 
ben fofgenben lext niebcrrd)rciben. ^i} 
f)abc ibn a.n^ bcm 33ui^ iSamuclig genom» 
men, lub ea fpric^t »on ber, 

— greunbfd)aft— 

Xic beiligc Sc^rift jeidjnet un§ bie SJa- 

tnr ber greunbfd)aft BcEfcmmcii bur, in 

ber ®c|'d)id)te, biesourasib unbSrnatbnn 

banbclt. Die ©d)rift fagt, bap bie Seek 

DastD'^an bie, Sui^at^aniS gefeitetwar. 3a 

Sonattian liebte i()n, irie feinc eigene gcc. 
Tie 3unfiflung biefcr beiben 'greunbe ifi 

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Saf)rbiid;erii btr grcunbfd)aft tein 23egeb= 
ni^ aufgc3£id;net, ivas in ©uH)'" bent i<ct- 
fpiel bicferjmci grcunre gleidifommcn fonn» 
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Don ©ott aulerfebcn war, bas Scepter 3"' 
ba'S ju fu(ucn, fo khv er Dennod) son alter 
Sifcrfuc^t fern unb sertbeibigte Easib ge» 
treulid), »cnn ifcn fcin a-'atcr, Saut serfol^ 
gen woflte. 
Sinjig fd)on finb bie Sibc, bie |lc fid) gc= 

genfeitig leif'ieten, dujierft jait bie JTlagen 
tvorin fic^ £)o»ib Mm ZoU 3onat^an« er-= 

gop ! „l;cr gd)mer3ubcr teincn Sob bat 
mcin J^erj burd^brungcn, ^onatban mcin 
3}ruber, bu fd)cntlcr niUer ben 9.^rin;tn, Iic» 
beuiiuiiirbigev aU bie bcfle ber graucn, id) 
liebe bid', glcid) iine eine 9)Iutier ibicn cin« 
jigen Sobn liebet." 

9inn lub: iWriibcr iinb i£d)n.'eflfrn, unb 
a(Ie bie in ber Sugenb unb Siebe ®ottcj! blei- 
b.-n U'ollcn, nunttc iili jcpt ;iirufcn, „3i-dr). 
let cud) cinen yreunb ! 9cnn mbdte fid) bci 
eintgcn bie grage nufwcrfcn, „SBen fott 
id) niirjum greunbe nuiblcn." Sliitrcort, 
llnjer ^?nx unb .gttilanb if} ber btfle gvciinb 
ben ein Wenfd) babcn tann. 3bm tonnen 
i»ir nn^ obnc 3wcifc( anucrtrauen, bcnu wo 
Slugfi, Srubfale unb 9}ot^ am grbfjtcu finb, 
ba ifl ber Jperr Scfu immcr am ndd)|'fcn. 
aBciin ibrcud) bem .^erni S'fn aninrtrauct 
unb il;m ,.fcrj unb .g'onb gcbet, barn wirb 
aucb ber .&crr Sefu feinc .f>anb ju eud) auS- 
fircdcn, ja er loirb cud) ju il)m jiebcn, ivie 
er ben f ctrus jit fid) jog, ba cr am SBcrfin* 
fen rear. Qa (uenn wiv ben .germ ^e\ni 
auf unferer Seite ()abcn, baun fonncn isir 
getrojlen ?OiutbeS fcin, benn Wcnn S r niit 
un^ ift, wer-foflte, w e r fonntc roibcv ung 
feiu? ©0 lagt ung benn mil bcm tictitet 
I'agen : 

3?cr .gierr ift ja nod) immcr nii^t, 

aSon feinem 33olf gefd)ieben, 
^r bleibet ibre 3n*-'c>'Wt, 

Sbr Segen, Jpeil unb grieben, 
9}iit 9)iufterl)dnbcn Icitet er, 

©ic ©cinen flrtig liin unb ^cr 
„6)cbt unfcini ©ott bie Sbre." 
So^i. SBct^fe. 

Sicbcr ^.Mlgcr. — 3?ci[ (iiott fang' an, mit 
®ott l)i3r' auf, boiMj't ccr fd)on|le Scben6» 

9?un licbcr JMIger, locnn Cu beinc beut- 
fd)e Slbtbciiung im 9(amen ffiofteS 
aub meiter niditw fagen »itl(}, a(g was jur 
2Iu?breitung fcincd ^eiligen Slanicng 
bient, bann fage icb ja unb Sdncn baju. 
Dann bete id), ber .f-eir fegne feincn Sfn= 
fang unb gortgang. D, mie isiirbe cl fo 
\d)bn fcin, wenn n)ir altc3 in unf rer iicbcii 
'Kutti'rfi>rad)e crjdbleii fonnten. SBenn 
roir rebentonnten »cn cinc» .!^c ilanbcg i'ei* 
be, Sreue, S3ariii|ierjigtcit unb ©iite, unb 
unferc bcutfc^eti grcunbe crma{)nen tonn- 
ten JU 5efu Ju fomnu-n. D; bap mix if)neit 
burd)ben liebcn „9)ilgcr" jurufcn fcnnicn. 

"SBic gut ifl'3 son ber ©iinbc fret, 
SDie gut ift'e, Sbvifti o'lnccbt, 

3m SiinbcnPicnfi ifi Scla»erei, 
Sei ®ctt ift Sinbc«red)t. 

®ct)' gftrofl reciter, ba§ ber ^etc tehictt 

3luggang unb Singang fejnc.i moge til 

mcin innigea ®ebct. 

SB a I b e m a 1 5)i e s) e r « , 
Sorbelia, Sol. 



What Does it Betoken? 

The Savior wiiilt aaioDg men on 
carlb, paid : "Woe unto you, trcribcs 
and Pbarisee-, liFpociies! lor ye 
compass sea ami laud to make Oi:e 
proieiyte; aud when he is made, 
ye nialie him two-fold njore the 
eliild f>f liell tliau yourselves." — 
Matt. 23: 15. This spirit of pr.s- 
elyiiiig has been prevailing with 
many of the different secis of pro- 
fessing Christianity to prosflyte 
Converts to their respective creeds, 
while it has been entirely ignored 
by the Jews, but seecas to be revi- 
ving among them the last few 
years. Several accounts whore pro- 
fessing christians have united them- 
selves religiously with the Jews 
have been pubiiilied in the neHsp.i- 
pers the last ft!w years. The Jew- 
ish Rabbi, Jac )b L. Mayer, of Bal- 
timore, has been very active of late 
lecturing on subjects of Chrisliao 
iinportacce. Such subjects as tlie 
"Messiah," the "Crucifixion of 
Christ," &c., in all of which he 
makes the effort to prove the supe- 
riority of the Jewish above the 
Christian religion ; aud being 
learned and very shrewd he no 
doubt weakens the faith of many 
who are willing to hear him. The 
Louisville Courier Journal gives an 
account of the reception of a young 
Roman Catholic girl of that city in- 
to the Jewish Ctiurch, last week, 
from which we make the following 
extracts : 

"The convert was a young lady 
named Nellie Burke, whose parents 
reside at present in Cincinati, and 
who has resided during her life 
time in this city. She is about 21 
years of age, is quite handsome, and 
luiS a countena'ice indicative of re- 
fine;neut, gentleness aud considera- 
ble inteliigenof>. In conversatioa 
with a reporter of the Courier Jour- 
na.l, she stated that she had been 
mingling among Jewish people 
since she was eleven years of age, 
and lliat she had been educated at, 
aud had attended the Cathedral. 
From her constant connection with 
Jewish peop'e she became imbued 
with rauob of the spirit of their 
cusioms and opinions. Some three 
months !tgo she expressed a final 
resolution to enter into the Jewish 
Church, and ihtrefore put herself 
under the instructions of Rev. Dr. 
Kleeberg, under whos-e guidauce 
she has been for the past two 
months. She had always admired 
tlie Jewish religion, and her iuten- 
tiirn of marrying one of its belii^v- 
ers caused htr not to hesitate to 

take the siep which she has put in- 
to (x-cution. The parents of Miss 
Burke acceded to her wighe.'*, aud 
the ceremony therefore .look place 
last night. 

'■The usual services were he'd, 
beginning at T o'clock, and when 
the customary time for delivering a 
sermon arrived, R»v. Dr. Kleeberg 
sp'.ikeupon the sui'ject of the differ- 
ence of religious opinions, and upon 
the two ideas of temporal and spir- 
itual salvation. 

"At the close of the sermon he 
made a short address to the conveit 
as she stood before the pulpit, and 
then propounded the following 
questions to her in a solemn voice, 
to each of which she answered iu a 
slow tremulou--- voice. 

'•Do you believe that Jehovah is 
the only God in whose glory no 
others share? I do. 

"Do you believe that He. the in- 
scrutable Spirit of all spirits, has 
never assumed and will never as- 
sume the form of pny being that is 
in Heaven or on the earth ? [ do. 

"Do you believe that the inti- 
mate communion itetween God and 
man is brought about by no other 
raediatisn than that of tlie imper- 
ishable spirit indwelling in us, ami 
is chiefly promoted by strict obedi- 
ence to the revealed word of God ; 
aud that even the sinner can find 
atonement and redemption, and 
that exclusively through sincere re- 
peutance and actual return to the 
Most Holf ? I do. 

"Do you believe that God has 
chosen Israel to be his priest-people 
and ordained him to propagate the 
doctrine of the Holy One, aud all 
tile piiueiples growina: out from 
ibis publime doctiine? I do. 

"Do you believe that every mem- 
ber of the Israelitisli community 
is especially bound to honor and 
exalt God by a faithful observance 
of the di viae word by a pure life 
iu light, truth au'i virtue, and thus 
to oulribute with all bis power to 
the bringing al)out of the promi«ed 
time of the Kingdom of the Mes- 
siah ? I do. 

"Is it your solemn and firm de- 
termination ID aiihere from now to 
this faith with all your heart, with 
all your soul aud with all your 
might, and as a true Israelite not 
to (leviRte from its precepts, either 
towards the right or towards the 
left ; and to s?ul it even unto the 
(hreshold of death with that Israel- 
itisli declaration : Hear, O, .srael, 
God our Lord is the ouiv God? It 

"Having answered these ques- 
tion?, the young lady uttered the 
fiillowing prayer, the ark in which 
the holy laws of Moses are placed 
having previously been opened to 
her view : 

"Blessed art Thou the God of Is- 
rael from eternity to eternity I I 
profess this before Thee, O, omnip- 
otent God. Thou art henceforth 
my only hope and refuge; an'l to 
the end of my lift* I will never 
abandon this profes-iou, and never 
tire in the fulfillment of the duties 
which it imposes upon me in regard 
to Thee, to Israel, and to all ray 
fellow-men. 0, God who enlight- 
enest me with understanding, re- 
ceive graciously this my vow, which 
springs from the depths of my 
heart and soul, and aid me con- 
stantly to keep my faith to Thee, 
90 that I may always bear this an- 
cieut and yet eternally new cove- 
nant as a seal on my heart, and may 
even with my last breath exclaim 
in the. blissful consciousness of a 
priceless acquisition : Hear, O Is- 
rael, the Eternal, one God is one 

Rev. Dr. Kleeberg concluded the 
ceremonies with the follo-ving re- 

"After having made your con- 
fession, let me now bestow upon 
you a new name that shall perpst- 
ually remind you of the ancient 
mothsrs of Israel, whose hearts 
clung to their Heavenly Father. 
Your name shall henceforth be 
called Leah, and may the Lord 
ble.^is you as He blessed Sarah, Re- 
becca, Rachel and I/eab. And as 
the Prophet Eli dismissed the pious 
llanuab with many ble-sings, so do 
I niw dismiss you from the house 
of God : go iu peace, and the God 
of Israel grant th^e thy petition 
that thy heart asketh of hi a. May 
the \i' rd bless tkee and keep thee ; 
may the Lord make his face shine 
upon thee, and be gracious unto 
thee; may the Lord lift His faoe 
upon thee, aud give thee peace. 

The report says "the ceremony 
was impressive in the de- 
gree, but on account of the pressing 
1 crowd a great many were unable to 
! hear with any degree of satisfaction. 
I Poor girl, I hardly know where 
I to pitr her most, in her old Roman 
I Catholic, or in her new Jewish 
faith. I have no doubt but the cer- 
emonies were solemn. The qur."- 
tionfe propounded to her, with hei 
I simple answer 1 do, are solemn in 
I the highest degree. But the idea 



of the entire ignorinu; of Jeans in the 
work of salvaiion is so painful to 
contemplate ihat all surrounding 
solemnity fails to intliieuca the 
Christian mind as it does where 
the name of our blessed Jesus is in 
it. Job says, "If I wash myself 
»ith snow-water, and make mj 
bands never so clean ; yet shalt 
thou plunge me into the ditch, and 
iniae own clothes shall abhor me. 
For he is not a man as I am, that I 
should answer him, and we should 
come together in judg-ment ; neither 
is there any diysraan betwixt us, 
that might lay his hand upon us 
both." — Job 19. So [)0or Misa 
Burke will find thi.t her snow-wa- 
ter washing will only plunge her 
into the ditch, where even the 
clothes of her confession of faith in 
the God of Israel will abhor her, 
where she will be made to realize 
the sol«mn truth that she has no 
daysman between her and her God, 
who can lay his one hand upon her 
Foul, and the ether in the bosom of 
Jehovah, and pray, Lord lay her 
sins upon me, and lot thy wrath 
burn on my head, I have died let 
her live! None to say, I have 
borae thy sins in my body on the 
tree ! I say again, poor Miss Burke. 
J). P. Sayler. 

The World MoTes ! 

Whether this terrestrial sphere 
which wc inhabit, moves or not we 
arc not going now to discuss. But 
33 to the religious worid we are 
decidedly of the opinion it is mov- 
ing along with rapid strides. Wheth- 
er it is popular rtligiou that is 
moving a iasbiooable world, or a 
fashionable world moving popular 
religion, we are not so decided ; be- 
ing so closely connected it is diffi- 
cult to determine just where the 
balance point is, but we are inclin 
ed to the idea popular religion is 
one of the axes and a fashionable 
world the other ; at ail events they 
seem to run harmoniously together. 
Not lo; g since in one of our com- 
munities wherein [ made mention of 
how far some of our modern churches 
liad got along in maaers of churcti 
fairs, feasts and revelry, I was 
made to ask the quesiinn, "What 
next'?" I have already g'ot the 
"next." And what d^'ar reader do 
you suppose it is ? Theatrical per- 
formance in the churches ! Tliat's 
it ! At least the public press brings 
the intelligence that a certain poou- 
lar preacher in some of the New 
England churebes has enacted some 
of tlJfe a'c'<^otratd ia^d SeSe'rres of the 

New Testament in dramatic style, 
"with great acceptance !" Truly 
thut is a new and novel way of 
makioi^ the Scriptures attractive 
and acceptable. Passing siraiigo it 
wai not thoutjht of long ago I Sn-^'i^ 
think of it, hovr easy for the D. D. 
in clericnl robes to lay aside 8tyieau<i 
act the part of Christ (so far as 
poss-ible) in tlie character of the 
good Samaritan, or turning wafer 
into wine, raising the dead ttc, &,<:., 
and tlie deacon of his church come 
forth in the appearance of the apos- 
tles — fts poor fishermen; for money, 
enough men can be hired to repre- 
sent the Rabble Jews, Judas, or 
anything else wanted. Of coarse 
this way of showing up the life of 
Christ, his apostles, and the practi- 
cal points of the Scriptures, it s^illbe 
claimed will be more torcibie;a 
new interest will be created in the 
"old, old story" of the cross. It 
will bring the world to the church- 
es that otherTise would stay away. 
So it has long been claimed of in- 
strumental ransicand a "high choir" 
but this modern means will "draw" 
a thousand times stronger! Why 
not when every body will want to 
see this just risen "beast" vrith his 
many horns and cloven feet! And 
just see how charitable it will be; 
the poor can go to the church thea- 
tre every Sunday night ftee of 
charge, and go they will even if 
they have to take the back (-eats? 
And so very accjmmodating too 
the church people will not need to 
sro to the "Opera hall" or ordinary 
Theatre and spend their money to 
have their ears tickeled and their 
hfarts corrupied by the wily ways 
of satan; but satan will come direct 
to the churches an<l thus save a 
deal of trouble and expeuse on the 
part of the religious world! The 
money thus paved will likely gingle 
in tlia conSributioa box and make 
the ministers (now actors) heart 
glad. And then too, when special 
aft^ ar« to be played that will draw 
crowded honibes (the cnic5s:ion for 
instant) how easy (o rni:-e funds 
just by requiring a small adrniMion 
fee; so that tiie trouble of so many 
feasts may be dispensed (vith ! 

These not; mtre fancy ideas 
bnt realities that are m sure to 
follow in the wake o''t))isne>v tnove- 
mant as corruption follows in ihe 
way of sin. Popular religion has 
got to going at such a worldly rale 
that a f?w honest seniihels here 
and there can't stop its impetus ; if 
'they St' p in the way they arc run 
ov'ef. As an instance only a few 

weeks ago an booest country min^ 
i.''ter was persuaded to attend a 
(ihnrch fair al a town not far from 
his honjo. Seeing the folly and in- 
consistency of his brethren and 
sisters he could not hold his peace, 
so he commenced a discourse show- 
ing their great sin and evil tenden- 
cies. Ho brought the matter home 
to some fiearts who were made to 
weep, out the young men (says the 
account) soon ittistled him out of 
the liouse I that they might go 
on with their feasting and pleasure. 
So it IS, once let satan in and he 
will spoil the peace of the garden. 
In many places popular religion is 
going so fast with a fashionable 
world that it is hard for some to 
keep up with the rolling current, 
hence getting a little out of the 
drawing element they have a chance 
to look around and see whether 
they are drifting, then they cry for 
tlie "old fashioned morality," the 
religion that is not of the world 
but is from heaven. Nothing but 
providential inierierance can arrest 
the torrent that is sweeping thou- 
sands headlong into eternity there 
to hear the solemn sound "depart!" 
While the religious world is thus 
naoving on is there not Siivor enough 
io the salt to save at least a psrt of 
the great thing thus moving on? 
Is not the light attractive enough 
to causa many to bo drawn from the 
Surging abyss ? Or is it so, we that 
proies^ as a body to not belong to 
the world, are moving in the same 
diiYCtion V In the name. of a per- 
ishing world let us pon ier well 
the-?e querits. Would to God we 
couid have a more general out- 
po'irisig of the converting power of 
Gud both in and out of the church. 
We say in for it is needed with 
many of us confes-sing godliness ! 
We hear a voica from a beloved 
brother, t'oat to ns is all the sadder 
because it is too true, "Brethren 
and sisters trifiiug with their eter- 
nal welfare, by indulging in the 
fully, pride amusements and ex- 
travagance that a finful world can 
invent. I feel thai it is v^rong for 
Brethren to array themselves in the 
same kii.d of apparel as tiie ibp 
gacnbler, thief, or murderer as the 
case may be, and lor sisters profess- 
ing giidlines to pattern after the 
worst kind of c!iaraolcr.-i, (in dress) 
putting on c .stiy and fashionable 
hais, flounced and puffed dresses, 
gold chain=i, false hair, brcast-pius 
and finger riwsj's! Can it be poi-si- 
ble fjr us to indulge in all of these 
things and still be fellewera of th^ 



meek an I lowly Lwinh of God?" 
No! no! ilear brother, Eueli can't lie 
the case itthere is not a desire in the 
heart for such tilings, and it is not 
likely we will indulge in them uc- 
less there is such a desire. Such 
indulgence is "earth !y, sensual, dev- 
ilish !" He or >he that would thus 
move along with (he world will re- 
ceive a worldling's reward at the 
judgment, unless "God peradven- 
ture will give them repentance to 
the acknowl^'djrii'ig of the truth ; 
and that, iliey may recovei" ihems^'lv- 
es ou of ti.e snare of the devil, who 
are ta>|eu caDliveby him at his wib.'' 
(2 Tim. 25 : 56.) 

Jf the Scri,itures mean what they 
say (and that is what ibey mean) a 
cliild may know it isducideillv wick- 
ed to move along in ihe channel of 
the world. All their liheral views 
and invention*, so like ilie world, 
that ni' de:n religionists so readily 
lay. hold of are the most eifcctive 
means used hy satan to jiain the vic- 
tory over the piofessing word 
"Greek-Pie" and "Gun-cotton" are 
fearful agtWiCies in carnal warfare, 
but how much more t^riibleiu its 
results are lliose satanic agencies so 
readi y accepted by tlte most of the 
churches oi the present day. God 
forbid that we shou d evtr counte- 
nance anyt ing of the kind and whi e 
we w ulil gladly see the power of 
Ciirist lil the modern (erapesof ihe 
money changers, turn over the <ar- 
r al iiluls and sci 'Ui ge a 1 tlio-e tha^ have 
made his house a den of thieves we 
W' uld pray thai the lightningof God's 
word mignt blast every unfruitful 
br.-ncli in the church, that the world- 
ly leaves vihh all iheir giudyshow 
m'ght wither and die and fall away 
lo givep'ace to \\iQ fruits sluH foliage 
of a 'new man iti Christ Jtsus." 
While tie world is going on at rail- 
road speed let us be content to plod 
on in our pilgrima; e tlie way Chris' 
and his ap' siles tred. They got to 
Glory in good time; so shall we if we 
"ubide our time-' and ni.t get impa- 
tient and try to keep pace with the 
world. An awtul collision awaits 
ilie wtrld ! go slow and sure 
ti,an to miss Heaven at last ! The 
'Gospel-ship" is the o ly vessel that 
will weather the storm. It is the 
way, llie truth and the life." 

JJut now 1 must soon close this 
essay. If any 'hink I am too "abso- 
lute" or poioted in my remarks my 
answer is, if a sentinel on duty, i is 
my place to inquire of I'lerj^ "appear- 
aucu ' "who goes theie?" If I heir 
not the pass word, given by Jesus, I 
know an enemy in disguise is at hand 

and it is not uiv p ace to shuffle my 
"weipons of \\ar:are'' but musi (Miey 
the Captain who commands tluough 
his servant lo be "instant in season 
ai'd out of se.ison, reprove, rebuk<^, 
exiiort with all long s.iff ring and 
doctrine."' J. S. Flory. 

Buffalo , Col. 

'Go Ye." 

"Go ye therefore and teach all nations." 
Mattliew 28 chapt. 

''Go ye into all the world and preach 
the gospel to every creature." Mark 16. 

Why? Because all power is giv- 
en unto me in heaven and ou earth. 
This is the first prrt of the great 
commission by our Lord and Mas- 
ter, and if not rightlv do'ne the 
whole will be wrong. The word.s, 
"Ge ye" is a command, not only to 
teach, but go and teach. It is worthy 
of notice that the creatures aud na- 
tions are not charged to go aud 
be taught, but God's servant-^ got 
the charge to go and do the teach- 
ing ; not only a few or a '■ ingle na- 
tion, but all, and not the nations 
only, but till the end of the world. 
Now if this is true you servants 
of God h.ave plenty work to do. 
You often tpll us that every diso- 
bedience will receive a just reward. 
If that is so for others, is it not for 
you also ? You k ow you do not 
gL» and teach all nations, far less ev- 
ery creature in all nation?. You 
Only work ou this one nation, and 
not every creature in this one. 
Now are you filling the Lord's com- 
mandments? If not, every time 
you point out the reward of disobe- 
dience, remember your own trans- 
gression, or else your life will teach 
your hearers tliat ii is not as you 
say, or you do not care for your 
own soui. For if you can trans- 
gress day by day. the very fir^t 
command of Jesus and still be sav- 
ed and not get the just reward of 
God. Why cao not I transgress 
some other commaudineut and be 
just as sure of salvation ? But you 
claim yo do your duty, but do you 
really go aud teach all nations, ev- 
ery creature? No you do not, you 
cannot deny it ; but then do you 
not, as far you are disobedient 
transgress, aud can you not as fur 
as you transgre-s, expect a jmt r - 
ward? You know millions of souls 
are in darkness aud perish in their 
si' 8. Why brethren, why ? Bi^ 
cause Jesus did not suffer tin- them? 
No. Well then bee mse God has 
I pleasure in their death. No. Jesus 
j sutlers lor every creiture of all oa- 
I lions, and God has no pleasure ia 

the death of the wicked, but wills 
that every mau repent and be sav- 
ed. Why then? Because th.ey 
will not oliey God? j'ou will siy, 
yes. But is that true? How do 
you know that is the case? Have 
you been there and done your duty ? 
Have you been teaching them ? No. 
How then do you know? Suppos- 
ing they perish because you did not 
do your part to SAve them, how 
then will you escape when God will 
ask their bh,o«! at your bands? 
Agaiu, if Jesus was offered for ev- 
ery creature, all nations, whether 
they will believe it or not, is it not 
reasonable he wants his servants to 
go and tell them the old, old story. 
"Go ye therefore aud teach all na- 
tions, everj' creature." Some one 
answers, 1 do not believe it ia any 
use. Now dear brother, can your 
unbelief make void his command 
to you? He does not fake in ac- 
count your faith and belief; he sim 
ply commands you go, and you had 
better do it even if you think it is 
of no use. Y''ou will say, the gospel 
has been preached to every creature 
in the arae of Paul. O, brother, I 
rejoice in that, but doe^ that take 
his comraandmeut away from you 
and me? Then supposing I would 
say : Paul has believed and was 
baptized, therefore it is of no usi 
for me to do the Lord's command- 
ments and be baptized, would you 
call that a sound mind or safe 
ground? And if Paul did sufficient, 
why theu do you preach any more? 
You will say, it does no good to 
this generation that Paul did his 
duty to other generations , this gen- 
eration nec<ls'still to be warned. 
Very well, just lh« same way does 
other nations and creatures in oth- 
er countries need it and you had 
better follow Paul as he followed 
Jesus, so that you cau be able to 
say ; "This gospel has been preach- 
ed to every creature under heaven," 
and theu look for a just reward for 
your laiior. Y'ou will say : the sun 
rises in the east and is setting in the 
far west and so the gospel rose in 
the east and is now setting in the 
west. Because they persecuted God's 
l)eople and drove them off, God 
now has left them in darkness and 
will not save any more of them. 
NowBrcthre:4 is this Scripture? Is 
tnat a just way to reason, and does 
that jns.ify you in not oneving th<» 
commandments of our Lord ? True. 
Ilie sun rises in the cast and sets in 
the west aec irding to a cORimori 
understanding, nevertheless the sua 



does uot move bul stauds in its own 
place and while ihe earth is turning 
round and rouiul it shines all the 
while ou things as they turn 
into its light. So Jesua Christ is 
sitting on the right hand of God, 
not refusing to shine Ou every man 
that Cometh into this world. John 
1: 9. 

If this is true, he will shine on 
every nation, every creature, gener- 
ation after geueration, so long as 
we have the time of grace. I say 
he will never refuse to shine on any 
one that will turn i'rom darkness 
into his marvelous light. So far is 
your saying true. He never goes 
back, he never moves from his place, 
and for that very reason, commaud- 
eth you to go and teach all nations, 
every cieature that he could shine 
from his holy place outheni when 
they (urn unto him. And now for 
you that are boru in this country 
and never were absent from it ; you 
never need go back if you go and 
teach all nations, every creature, 
in Europe or anywhere else, you 
was never there. TWl go on and on 
and on, and never come back, and 
God bless you iu your forward ac- 
lioD. And now if God wants eve- 
ry man to repent and be saved, how 
shall tliey come to believe if they 
do not hear, and how shall they 
hear if no one preaches, and how 
shall they preach if no one is sent? 
Hence his commandment to you ; 
Go ye and teach all nations, every 
creature. If you do it, you and 
they there that believe, will be sav- 
ed. But if you still claim God has 
left them in darkness and does not 
want you to go and preach for them 
then remember you claim God will 
not save all but have pleasure in 
their death. Then you preach up 
the old ironside doctrine of Calvin 
iu its hardest form. Then it is no 
US'? for other nations to turn to God. 
He lias left them, not because they 
drove the light away, but because 
their fa'h rs, long ago, did it. Then 
I have nothing, for all my pravers 
and all my seeking and knocking 
for the space of 10 years. Then I 
am only a cast away because I was 
80 unhappy as lo be born in Dec- 
mark. Ail 1 have done to know 
God and be saved is only to make 
me more miserable. And the Breth- 
ren, though they know all this, 
when I asked for it, took and bap- 
tized me and now I am a member, 
and they rejoice over me. but I, 
alas. Hay and niglit, consider the 
doclrine that cuts off every hope 
because God knows I am born of 

the last uniiappy nation he lias left 
in darknes forever. 

SiOp! Some oue will answer. 
Do not be discouraged ! You came 
lothis country, you found the l)reth- 
ren and now art baptized ; only fol- 
li>w faithfully the Loid and you are 
all right. God knows. 

But I came backward. I had to 
go and be taught, you did not go 
to me. But if I can be a brother' 
though I belong to a nation, left in 
darkness (and raoreovcr the light 
never rose for that nation) then 
some other poor sinner like me may 
be there, to be saved. Brethrtu, 
,ry to obey the command of Jesus. 
Goandteach that nalion and every 
creature in it and who knows, you 
may be able to see like Peter, that 
God has no respect of jjersons and 
wants all to be saved, and therefore 
told you, "Go and teach all na- 
tions, every creature." Aud now 
the sun is setting in the west. Why 
are the Brethren here? Why do 
you preach here ? You have 
preached the Gospel once in Eu- 
rope for the fathers of this country's 
people, the very same, that drove 
you over here. You do not intend 
to say, you are commanded to 
preach for the country, but for the 
people in the country, and so you 
do it. 

Now then if some one in (hisgen- 
eration can be saved, the rest has 
the Gospel cut off from excuse, 
though they have sprung from tlie 
enemies of God who once rejected 
the light? Then I say, it is just 
as needful in other countries to 
whom you are commanded to go. 
Again if [ look upon Israel in 
their wickedness, and how they 
persecuted God's servants, did God 
leave them in darkness for all that? 
Did he not send them servant after 
servant and last his own Son ? And 
now while they are cut off as a na- 
tion, from their country, is it not 
still free to them, to be saved ? Can 
they not as lost sons come back aud 
does not the Father still have great 
mercy on them? 

I claim then, "God never left 
any in darkness, never wanted any 
to perish, but wants all to come 
and be saved and for this Christ 
is always ready to shine on any one 
and turn darkness into light aud to 
this end sent out his seivanis, com- 
manding them to go lo all nations 
and lo, he says, "I will be with 
you to the world's eu-'." 

Brethren 1 know what it ia to 
be a sinner, surrounded by dark- 
ness, I have tried that three years, 

haveuiwf lund ray soul's de.'^ire, but 
am thrown into doubt, by vour way 
of carrying out the commission. 

Now, if what I have said, is 
not correct with the Bible, tell me 
so and if you still think, [ belong 
to a nation which has no possibil- 
ity of salvation, then — fell me 
frankly. CHRrsTiAN Hope. 

Mount CaroU, III, 

We are all Missionaries- 

Every baptized man is, b}' his 
oath of allegiance, a missionary. 
Tfiere is not one law for minister and 
another for layman. The Gospel 
does not bind the pastor and absolve 
the people. There is not one soli- 
tary line in God's revelati'in which 
says thai the one must work, and 
sacrifice, and give, and the other may 
hoard and seep. You may be tied 
down to the dull routine of daily 
toil, and yet your life, hid with 
Christ in God, may make you one of 
the best preachers of righteousness 
in the world. You may be a great 
stamerer, and your life cf love go 
straight to every heart. We can all 
give our example. A chance word 
of reproijf, a wayside word of warn- 
ing, a loving invitation, an act of 
Christian courtesy done in a Chris- 
tian way, may lead others unto 
Christ. It is not so much where we 
are or what we are, and it is not 
alone what Ave do, but the way we 
do it. A man who loves the Savior 
must in some way be the refuge of 
the weary. If he speaks, it must be 
as one tempted man speaks to an- 
other who is battling with tempta- 
tions. It is not done by fierce war- 
nings. It is not by assailing sinners 
as you would besiege a city. It is 
the o'd and blessed story of God's 
love leading weary souls to Jesus, 
helping them to grrpe out of the 
dark and tangled wilderness, and 
cheering them at every step on the 
way to deliverance and safety. There 
is no one so poor that he cannot do 
something for Christ. Whether it 
be the widow's mite or the rich 
man's gift, God will b'ess ic. — 

Govern your passions; manage 
your actions witti prudence; and 
where ta'se steps have be3n made, 
correct them for the future. Let 
nothing be allowed to grow head- 
slrong and disorderly, but bring all 
under discipline. Set all your faults 
before your eyes, and pas sentence 
upon you'se f with the same severi- 
ty as you would do upou another 
for wl om you have no partiality. 



Christ in His Three-fold Character. 

Christ from Christos, (Greek), 
means the anointed, and is one of 
the appropriate terms applied to ihe 
Son of God. Jesus was the name 
given by an angel before he was 
born, whicb in pure English means 
Savior, or one who saves, hence we 
have the term Jesus Christ not un- 
frequently used by the tacred writ- 
ers. The Savior of man and an- 
nointed of God. 

A question may arise, Why was 
it necessary for Christ to appear in 
the manner he did? First to fill 
the office as a prophet, secondly the 
office of a priest, and thirdly the of- 
fice of a king. Could he not have 
filled these three offices at one and 
the same time? ^Ye will try to give 
our views concerning this matter. 
Our christian readers may receive 
them for what they are worth com- 
pared with divine truth. We do 
not intend to dive into the myste- 
ries of God, nor do we want to pry 
into his afore determined council; 
but as we think divine revelation 
teaches us. God deals with men as 
rational creatures, as he gives him 
intelligence by which he is able to 
know what he demands of him and 
this demand God gives him plainly 
with clearness and unmistakable 
language. The Creator's command 
to Adam was clear and pointed, "Of 
every tree of the garden thou may- 
est freely eat." The prohibition is 
equally plain, "But of the tree of the 
knowledge of good and evil, thou 
ehalt not cat of it," and the penalty 
annexed thereto, "for in the day 
thou ealest thereof thou shalt surely 
die." By a direct violation of God's 
positive law, man fell of his own 
free will and by obedience to God's 
positive law he must be restored. 
Hence the necessity of Christ's ap- 
pearance into the world, first in his 
prophetic office to make known his 
heavenly Father's will, wherein the 
condition of talvation is given by a 
positive law, to the intelligent part 
of the human family, and through 
a voluntary obedience thereto, men 
will be saved from their sins. And 
he that will not yield submission to 
that will "shall be punished with 
everlasting destruction from the 
presence of the Lord and from the 
glory of his power." True the Mo- 
saic dispensation was given in which 
the decalogue first appeared to show 
what a jealous God man has to deal 
with by ten positive commandments 
striking at the very root of sin and 
immorallily. la this law the jus- 
tice of God was maaifeBt'ed aaJ « 

positive curse pronounced on the 
nonobservance of any item thereof, 
for, saith the Lord, (Deut. 27 ; 26,) 
"Cursed be he that conformeth not 
to all the words of this law to do 
them." From this law the knowl- 
edge of sin, Wherefore the law was 
our school-master to bring us unto 
Christ, that we might be justified 
by faith, Paul. Here we see the 
necessity of this law to precede 
the law under the gospel dispensa- 
tion, to show the necessity of strict- 
ly and unreservedly obeying all the 
the commandments positively en- 
joined in Christ's will from heaven. 

Moses declared by the word of 
the Lord, "A proptiet shall the 
Lord your God raise up unto you, 
of your brethren like unto me: him 
shall ye hear in all things, whatso- 
ever he shall say unto you," "and it 
shall come to pass that every soul 
which will not hear that prophet, 
shall be destroyed from among the 
people." No man will doubt but 
that Jesus Christ is that Prophet, 
and according to this declaration, 
what Christ said in his prophetic 
office is just as positive, the obedi- 
ence thereto just as necessary, and 
the penalty severer, than the law 
enjoined in the garden of Eden. 
Hence God's all-wise decree in his 
holy council, in order to offer mercy 
and pardon to fallen humanity, and 
at the same time vindicate his in- 
flexible justice gave the means of 
grace prophetically and condition- 
ally in his Gospel through a media- 
tor for the salvation of all men. 
Jesus was not anointed in the man- 
ner other prophets, priests, or kings 
of old were, with oil literally; but 
God himself anointed him "with 
the Holy Ghost and with power." 
Before he entered upon that; import- 
ant office, he was baptized in the 
river Jordan and there the holy 
uncjlion appeared in the likeness of 
a dove and lit on him by which that 
notable prophecy of Esais quoted by 
himself was fulfilled: "The Spirit 
of the Lord is upon me, because he 
has anointed me to preach the gos- 
pel to the poor," Ac. "This day is 
this scripture fulfilled in your ears." 

I am well aware of the popular 
Oj)iniou of man, "You need not be 
«o particular in the ©bservance of 
the commands, or at least some of 
them; they are only outward cere- 
monies, minor matters of little con- 
sequence; if you believe so, it is 
well enougii to do so, to satisfy your 
conscience, but you can be saved 
without them ; only believe and pray 
that God will bless you and you 

will be saved, at all events, by the 
blood of Christ." Such is the cry 
from the pulpit and from the press. 
But "let God be true, though every 
man be a liar." Beware of such 
serpentine language, mixture of 
truth and lies, calculated to deceive 
and drag souls to the nether region. 
Doctrines like this (What will bap- 
tism avail me? I can obtain remis- 
sion of sins and the Holy Ghost 
without it. Feetwashing is too de- 
grading, if I only feel so, it is just 
as good as if I did it. A me»l at 
supper is of no consequence: Christ 
■te the Jewish paasover. The kiss 
is too contemptible, Judas kissed 
theSavior as a siga of betrayal. The 
anointing of the sitk with oil is a 
Papal ceremony. And the doctrines 
of men, non-conformity, non-defence, 
non-swearing is only so understood 
by narrow-minded, fanatics, ignor- 
ant and unlearned men, who do not 
understand the scripture.) comes 
from the bottomless pit, concocted 
by the prinoe of darkness. Remem- 
ber and obey God's will, "for not 
every one that saith Lord, Lord, 
shall enter into the kingdom of heav- 
en : but they that do the will ofmy 
heavenly Father." "He that be- 
lieveth and is baptized shall be 

2. Of Christ's office as High Priest. 
Forasmuch as the human family 
laid under the curse of the law as 
already alluded to, it was indispen- 
sible on the part of God to bring in 
the ceremonial law which imposed 
upon his people offerings and jacri- 
fices in order to appease the wrath 
of God for the time then bsins, but 
all these could not ta'ie away sin. 
Even the great day of atonement 
in which the Jewish high priest had 
to offer sacrifices, first for the sins 
of himself and then for the sins of 
the people could not wipe out sins. 
It was only for a remembrance of 
sm every year. Notwithstanding 
all this, it was necessary in the ar- 
rangement of heaven, for therein 
were prefis;ured the great atonement 
made by Jesus Christ fi)r the salva- 
tion of the hunjan family. In early 
days, even by the first men ever 
born into the world, sacrifices were 
offered unto God, and if done in 
righteousness were accepUb'e to God. 
Abel's was such an offering. In the 
Patriarchal age the head of the fam- 
ily was the priest, so it Csjntinued 
as a connecting link to Noah and 
to Abraham through Melchisedcc, 
though the latter not being accxird- 
ing to the Patriarchal order, from 
an obscure natioD, whose diescenl is 



not counted in scripture genealogy, 
in whom royaMom and priesthood 
stood united, and made a ])rie8t im- 
mediate from God, lilsened unto the 
Son of God. Truly a type of Him 
whose priesthood is aa everlasting 
one. Christ then, before he en- 
tered upon his high-priestly office 
was peculiarly by a woman anointed 
with costly ointment as ueceesary 
for his burial. Whether it was for 
the introduction to this office, or not, 
it was a noble work recommended 
by the Savior, and commanded that 
wherever the gospel is preached, it 
should be told what she has don« as 
a memorial to her. But be that as 
it may, certain it is that God made 
Jesus Christ a priest with au oath 
which is of the highest authority. 
"The Lord sware and will not re- 
pent; thou art a priest forever after 
the order of Melchisedec." Hence 
then, a sacrifice oft'ering, burnt-offer- 
ings, and offerings for sin was not 
sufficient to atone for siu ; it was 
indispensable to God, to sufier Christ 
in a human body to die. "A body 
hast thou prepared me." "Lo, I 
come to do thy will, God," was 
virtually the language of Christ in 
the garden of Gethsemane where he 
first took upon him the duty of a 
priest, not of the Aaronic order, to 
enter into the holiest with blood of 
others ; but with his own blood to 
expiate siu. O, beheld him there! 
bowed under the pressure of sin, not 
of his own, but for the sins of the 
world. See bim trembling all over 
eiclaiming, "My soul is exceedingly 
sorrowful, even unto death." He^r 
him crying, "l^'ather, it it be possible 
let this cup pass, nevertheless, not 
my will, but thine be done." O the 
dying groans, the agonizing cry, 
"My Godj my God, why hast tiiou 
forsaken me?" ought to make every 
soul tremble, "that tramples under 
foot the blood of the new covenant 
wherewith he is sanctified." 

Now through the death and aton- 
ing blood Christ shed on Mount 
Calvary, expiation is fully made, 
and sin atoned for Adam's family, 
so far as original sin is concerned, 
hence all children while in innocen- 
cyare saved in and through the 
atoning blood of Christ. See 2. Cor. 
5 : 19. In kis prophetie office he 
exemplied and made known the will 
of his heavenly Father. In all his 
works here on earth, God the Fath- 
er shone through him that he could 
say, "he that hath seen me hath 
seen my Fatl;er," and in perfect obe- 
dience 10 God's will, he glcrified ' 
bim. Hear him in his high prieStly 

prayer, "I have glorified thee on 
earth: 1 have finished the work 
which thou gavest me to do. I have 
glorified thee in my prophetic office 
in life, I will glorify thee in death. 
And QO\T, O Father, glorify thou 
nae wiih ihiue own self with the 
glory which I had with thee before 
the world was. Confirm thy cove- 
nant or testament whiuli I delivered 
to the children of ;iien, and have 
sealed with my own blood and thy 
name to be glorified by raising me 
to life again, and receiving me to 
thyself exalted to the throne at thy 
right hand, to the seat I had with 
thee from the beginning." This 
was the substance of his prayer, and 
it certainly was answered. "For we 
see Jesus, who was made a little 
lower than the angels, for the suffer- 
ings of death, crowned with glory 
and honor, that he by thj grace of 
God should taste death for every 
man." Wlio being the brightness 
of God's glory, and the expiess im- 
age of his person, and upholding all 
things by the word of his power, 
when he had by himself purged our 
sins, sat down at the right hand of 
God," "Sj also Christ glori- , 
fied not himself to be isade an high j 
priest ; but he that said unto him, 
Thou art my Son, to day have 1 
begotten thee." ' Thou art a priest [ 
forever after th.e order of Melchise- J 

Seeing then, dear r«ader, "uhat we 
have a great High Priest that is 
passed into the heavens, Jesus the 
Son of God, It us hold fast our pro- 
fession, for we have not an high 
priest that cannot be touched with 
the feelings of our infii mities, but 
was in all points tempted like as we 
are, yet without sin." L?t us tiiere^ 
fore coaie boldly unto the throne of 
grace, tkat we may obtain mercy, 
and find help in time of need."'g prophetic office ended wiih 
bis death, but his priestly office oon- 
tinueth forever. To-day he is sit- 
ting upon his mediatorial throne at 
the right hand of God as an advo- 
cate before God to intercede for saint 
and penitent sianers. For Clirist, 
"because he continueth ever, hath 
an unchanged priesthood. Where- 
fora ha is able also to save thejo to 
the uttermost that come unto God 
by him, seeing he ever liveth 
to make intercession for them. For 
such ail high priest became us, who 
is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate 
from sinners, and made higher than 
the heavens." ''Huiisg therefore, 
brethren, boldness to entin- into the 
holiefet l>7 iHe bloo'd of Jisu's, by a 

new and living way which he hath 
consecrated tor us, through the vail, 
that is to say, his fic-'h. And hav- 
ing au high priest over the house of 
God : let us draw near with a true 
heart, in full assurance of faith, hav- 
ing our hearts sprinkled from an 
evil conscience, and our bodie.? 
washed with pure water." "For 
yet a little while, and he that shall 
come will come, and will not tarr<-. 
Now the just shall live by faith ; 
but if any man draw back, my soul 
shall have no pleasure in him." Be 
faithful unto death. 

■ Leonaiid Furry. 
{To be continued.) 

An Urgent Appeal- 

' 'And let us not be weary in well-do- 
ing : for in due time we shall reap, if wo 
faint not. As we have therefore oppor- 
tunity, let us do Rood unto all men, espe- 
cially to them, that ai-e of the household 
of fiith."- CM. 6 : 9. 10. 

I recently made an appeal through 
the Pilgrim for the Kansas suffer- 
ers. And with my appealing pre- 
cept, I cast in my miie to justify 
example. Again I feel constrained 
to make another appeal (casting in 
my mie) this time in behalf of so- 
liciting pecuniary aid for the fried 
and annoyed Pilgrim. I have re- 
cenvly twice read that their mail has 
been robbed of money, and ofiener 
seen a notice of their meagre sub- 
port accruing from the tmall pro- 
ceeds received for their faithful 'y 
conducted paper. 

When reading and meditating 
upon such trials, I felt the impgr- 
tance of these wise words : "In pa- 
tie nee, posses ye your souls." Tri e- 
Christians .'.hould have tender and 
pitiful feelings for the oppressed and 
tried ones. To prove this thing, I 
earnestly beseech each brother and 
sister, far and near, lo kindly leflect 
upon the unenviable condition of lh':i 
PiLGRrM. A large number of pa- 
pers are said to be furnisherl gratui- 
tously to the poor ; besides 1 have 
often read pleadings for dues from 
those, who are probibly able lo pay 
up. As it is m jre bles-ed to give, 
than to receive, now in tbi^ case, I 
beg each one to cast in his liberality, 
according, as God has prospered hiai. 
Please do not begin to say. "I am 
tired giving," 

"For the heart grows rich in giving. 
All its wealth is living grain ; 

Seeds, which mildew in the garner, 
Scattered fill with Gold the plain. 

Is thy burden hard and heavy ? 

Do thy steps dug wearily ? 
iHelp to bear thy bi other's burden, 

Go'd will bear, troth it and tliete." 



As I l.ave bill little persocal ac- 
quaiitance witl. the lireihien and 
sisiers ci'our cLurcli, it may be that 
af-tiaiigcrS'Ac ni may prove fruitless. 
Af I ie!t liOwever the importance 
cf urging these mniters upon yciur 
hearts, 1 concluded to address my 
fei l)le and welhmeaning words to 
YOU. Pkape do not refuse raeyour 
1 1( nipt altintioD tc this poiut of 
Ciiiistian Duly : Who among the 
ii dcpeiulent riifs will V:e so kind- 
horitd as to hand over to Brum- 
baupb Broihtis the sum of 50 cts 
or $1.00 a piece? — 1 answer, that 
1 hope seveial hundred will become 
^Piseand willing-hearkd. Again I 
ask, VVlio among the pocrer ones 
'?\ill hai:d over 10 cts. or even the 
wi(Io';\'s "two mites"? I answer 
11 at ] hope, that scores ruay beable 
(o do this much. .Eemtmber that 
' the Lord lovctb a checifui giver." 

If you love the blessed Giver, 
You will give a little time ; 

If you cannot give a dollar, 
Yon will gladly give a dime. 

Small gifts of selt-denial 
These lowly widow mites, 

In the br>ok of God's remembrance, 
The recording angel writes. 

It is lent unto th e Master, 
Who has promised to repay, 

And the bread cast on the water, 
Will return again some day. 

Dear brethreu and sisters, please 
excuse this request I made in be- 
half of aiding the Pilgrim in its 
efforts to preach the glorious gos- 
pel to both rich and poor. It is 
ev*iy Christian's du'y to do all he 
can towards the support and further- 
aDce of ibe cause of Christ. lu 
the (aithlul discharge of our miny 
dutits, let it be said of each one as 
it was said of one lung ago : "She 
has done what she could." 

As I f'el ti^at liy casting in my 
miie, and ajileadiug for others to 
do likewise, is a discharge of my 
duty, I shall liO*? close, with the 
request that the Pilgrim must not 
tViil to inform me < f the success my 
imprntiint apptal made, upion those 
I addiCsicJ. They are strangers to 
me, and now is the titue for testing 
their generosity and brotherly love 
for each Otl cr. Hoping to hear 
good accounts of } on, I am your 
well meauiiig friend. 

Julia A. Wood. 

Spring (rardni, Va. 

If to men it is happy and glorious 
to have chi'dron like tliemselvts, 
how much n oe d' th God the Father 
rejoice when a nan is sriritutlly 
bomiti such sort that the divine no- 
bleness is confessed by his acts. 


A Lesson in Shutting Doors- 

"Do not look so cross, Edvfard, 
when I -call you back to shut the 
door ; grandpa's o'd bones feel the 
March wind, and besides, you will 
have to spend your life in shutting 
doors, and you may as well begin to 
learn now." 

"Do forgive me, gran'pa, I ought 
to be a hamed to be cross to you. 
But what do you mean? lam not 
going to be a sexton ; I am going to 
College, and thtn I am going to be a 

"Well, admitting all that, I imag- 
ine Squire Edward C — will have a 
great many doors to shut, if he ever 
makes much of a man." 

"What kind of doors? Pray do 
tell me, gran'pa." 

Sit down a minute and I will give 
you a list. 

"In the first place, the door of 
youj ears must be closed the 
bad language and evil counsel of 
the boys and young men you will 
meet at school and college, or you 
will be un<lone. Let them once get 
in possession of that door, and I 
would not give much for Edward 

C 's p.ospecfs. 

a ^"The do a- of your eyes, too, must 
be shut against bad bcoks, idlenovels, 
and low, wicked newspapers, or your 
studies will be mgkcttd, and you 
will grow up a useless, ignorant man. 
You will have to close thtm, some- 
times, against the fine things exposed 
for sale, in the shop windows, or you 
will never learn to lay up money, or 
have any left to give away. 

"The door of youi lips will need 
especial care, for they guard an un- 
ruly member, which makes great use 
of the bad company let in at the 
doors of the eyo and ears. This 
d( or is very apt to blow open, and, if 
not coiisianlly Watched, will let out 
angry, tiifling, or vulgar words. It 
will b::ckbi e wi r^e th;in a March 
wind, if it \< left open too long. I 
wourd advise you to keep it shut 
much of the t'me, till you hate laid up 
store of knowleilge, or, at least, till 
you have somelliiug valuable to say. 

"The inner <loor of your heart 
must be well shut against tempta- 
tions, for conscience, the duor-keej er-, 
grows very indifferent if you disie- 
gard his (all, and s. metimes, drops 
asleip at his post, and, when you 
may think you are doing well, you 
ate fast gi ing down to rain. 

If you curefiilly guard the outside 
doors of the eyes, and ears, ai d lips, 
you will keep out many cold bhiSts 

of sin — whi h may cieep in before 
you are aware of it. 

■•'This 'shutting doors,' you we, 
Eddie, will be a serious bu-iines, one 
on wnich your well-doing in twis life 
and the next depend >." 

Our Scrap Basket- 


— In our late travels we came 
across a man who heard and knew 
but little about the Brethren, and 
was consequently one of their bitter 
enemies, suppo;-ing that they had 
not one particle of genuine religion 
about them, and that their plain 
dressing and peculiar habits were 
ridiculous in the extreme. He was 
religiously inclined, read the Bible, 
but believed that the so-called 
evangelical sects were wrong, for 
the simple and plain reason that 
they did not teach and obey all the 
commands of the New Testament, 
and for this leason, he rejected the 
whole set. But on a more personal 
acquaintance with the Brethren, 
he happily found that what he sup- 
posed to be selfishness, bigotry and 
supeistitioD, was their unfiincbing 
habit of walking steadfastly in all 
the commandments of the Lord 
blameless. He is now a brother in 
full faith. 

— A minister of Crawtord C«., 
HI., lately expressed the superior- 
ity of bis church over that of the 
Brethren, and its belter adaptation 
to his wants, because its platform 
waa so much broader than the Duu- 
kard's platform. In order ihat all 
may be accommodated in this 
world, and also, in the world to 
come, the Lord has pointed out just 
two roads, one is a broad one, and 
the other is very narrow. Being 
that the Brethren's platform is just 
wide enough to fit this narrow way 
the gentleman, like thousands of 
Other:^, must go over to the other 
road, so he can get a platform wide 
enough to comfortably hold the 
Paris fashions, Picnics, Festivals, 
&3., but after all this boasting, 
there is no room on it for feet-wash- 
ing, the holy kiss and like com- 

— Geo ge Garloch, Dear Brother: 
my Tract on "Campbellism" is the 
results of my general ups and 
downs with that body of people. It 
is all summed up and put in the 
form of a sermon, and tlius enables 
the auilior to better reach and fair- 
ly overthrow matter otherwise dif- 
ficult to get fully before the mind 
of the reader. It seems to be kick- 



ing up quite a muss in certain lo- 
calities, and now one Joiin B. Cor- 
wine comes out with more than a 
column in tbe Girard Review cry- 
ing unfair, unjus"", and laying in 
bitter complaints generally. If I 
am not very much mistakeu it was 
this very gentleman who some 
years ago gave one of" the most in- 
correct accounts of Quiuter and 
Wilk's Debate I ever Faw, at least 
if it was not him it was one of his 
brethren. I do not know as I ever 
read a more incorrect account of a 
public discussion. But now he lias 
got a liold of something that baffles 
his best ingenuity, and because the 
arguments are conclusive and un- 
answerable he writes myth, unwor- 
thy. Why does he not hurl down 
his anathemies when Franklin pub- 
lished his work on the Union 
movement ? Why not cry out myth 
when ill. t highly favored work 
among them, entitled On Ihe Rock 
was published ? Why did not the 
gent'eman write a long artic'e in 
the Review about Sincerity Seeking 
his icay to Heaven'! The facts of the 
matter is, these works were on the 
other side of the question, written 
by his own brethren, and now when 
we come out and meet them on 
their own ground, and adopt their 
own manner of reasoning then its 
all a myth. Mr. Corwme, this is 
too thin to lake. If you take the 
position that your brethren have 
never adopted this method of reo. 
soning, just examine a little work, 
issued from ( ne of your publisbino; 
houses, entitled Methodism not 

The trtcls in the case are, we have 
faiily contrasted Campbellism with 
the Bible in their true colors, and 
there is a vast difference between 
the two, and our Mr. G. sees it too 
at that, and his brethren see it ; they 
can't help but see it, nor neither can 
they keep others from seeing it. 
Here is where the trouble comes in. 
Feetwashing is in the New Testa- 
ment. This Mr. C. knows, but then 
it is not in his church — here is 
where he gets into trouble in this 
wrrld, and let me here warn him 
before he rntis too far into the ex- 
cess of error, that rijjbt here is 
where there is going to be some 
trouble in the world to come. The 
iioly kiss is also commanded by the 
inspiratioii of the Holy Spirit — but 
otir friend gets into trouble about 
it, not because it is not in the Bible, 
but it is not in his church. These 
things are before the world, and the 
day is cooing when they will be 

bi'Cori tbe supreme court of Heaven 
lor the inspection of the Judge of 
all the earil). But there is another 
thing that troubles nur friend, and 
that is his backward single immer- 
sion, which lacks more than a thous- 
and years of being as old as Chris- 
tian baptism, nor i.-i he the only one 
who is in trouble about it, his incm- 
f)crs are examining it, and so, also, 
others, who are not of liis faith — 
even so much so, that some of them 
have forsaken the error of their 
way and yielded to be baptized b? 
trine immersion, and then walk 
stentifastly in the apostle's doctrine 
anii fellowship. 

But now as the only remaining 
hope oar f lend Mr. Corwin, wants 
to liold a publia discussiou with the 
Brethren, and also, that It be a 
written debate to be published in the 
Girard Review. If we had time 
We might accommodate him on one 
of his propositions at least, but the 
season is now too far spent for en- 
tering a work of the kind, as the 
working season will soon he her^j, 
and to work all day and write 
speeches at night is rather too labo- 
ri.)us. Wlienever our Campbellite 
frisnds are ready to discuss public- 
ly the difference between us, and 
publish the whole tldng, just as it 
occurs, they will fiud that the 
Brethren in Woodford Co., III., 
have a man ready to meet and fair- 
ly discuss the subjects with tliC l)est 
dt'bator they have in their ranks. 
Their propositions have been stan- 
ding open for acceptance the last 

two years. 

— I have just returned from 
Crawford county, and would give 
some noiice in this ])aper of our 
trip, but have not time now, and 
must delay other matter till av 
ne.xt number. 

God Everywhere Present- 

Brethren and sisters in the Lord, 
my reason for heading tiiis an ids 
thus IS, i fiud God pre.-ei.t ev- 
ery place we go. I have just moved 
from Noble county, Ind. to Sun- 
ticld, Eaton Co.,JMich., and I find 
Jesus here. This, brethren, is a 
great blessing. If it were nnt for 
tiie presetice of our blessed Jesus, 
we would be quite lost in retrard to 
worshiping him, but knowing that 
Jisus is near we can still serve our 
God f.ut here in Michigan, thniigh 
v.e do not ei jo- the opp'irtunily of 
attending meeting. But we hope 
to attend meeting soon, if God will, 
as some of our brethren have meet- 

ioii in BaiTy Co., Michigan, and I 
will, in this article, make mention 
to brother George Lony; in Barry 
Co., that I have now moved 
from the Springfield District, Noble 
Co., Ind., where brother Christian 
Weaver presides as elder, to this 
place. I desire brother George 
Long to make a trip down this way 
as I reside 1| miles .soutli-ttf Burn's 
school- house, in Sunfield township, 
Eaton Co., Michigan. I desire to 
have meeting here as soon os it can 
be so arranged, for as I said in the 
finset, God is everywhere present. 
I ask the prayei-s of all the brethren 
and sisters, and especially of those 
in Springfield District, whom I have 
just left. 

Brethteu, I said I would let you 
know something about our journey 
here. We had good luck.a'l through 
not only with the teams, but al.'^o 
with our families. They all came 
throUi^disate and at tiie set time to 
the very minute. Our goods came 
all safe. Myself and son landed at 
Vermoutville just one hour before 
the goods came. We feel to thank 
God for the great blessings that he 
has mauifested unto us in our jour- 
ney, aod we know that he will al- 
ways bless his children if they only 
<lo th.eir part. 

I now say to brother Geo, Long, 
come down this way and make some 
arrangements to hold meeting here, 
or at Teast drop me a few lines and 
let me kuow when and where you 
hold your meetings, and if we can, 
wa will come up to meeting in your 
viciuity. Benjamin Fixyfogls^. 

~ — ■ » ■^■^ — 

— FAULT-FiNDiNft. I have been 
taking the Gospel Visitor, Com- 
panion, and Pilgrim all from their 
youth and as a general thing have 
been Well pleased. 

It is true, in s )rno points I did , 
not just agree with some of the 
brethren, and the mtiin point that 
I cannot a^^ree with is thii contin- 
ual fauh- finding:, that so">je breth- 
ren practice. One says, the paper 
is too coarse, another stys. the piper 
is tfo thiu, still another, I will quit 
tbe paper, there is too much fault- 
finding. Some say I will stop tak- 
ing the paper, because they don't 
publish the minutes of A. M. iu 
tlie pappr etc. 

Now dear breihreu iu the lai.- 
eiiage of Jesus "He that is without 
sio, let him cast the first stone. 
B itSireo and sisters, let us look in- 
to our own hearts and while we see 
faults there, let us be careful, how 
we find faults with others. J. H. a. 




Brother Brumbaugh : — 

Accurding to previous 
aiTangemerit, although much disap- 
pointed, because of the nonarrival of 
Bro. Isaac B4II, ■vyhocu I expected. 
to accompany me, on the 13th of Oc- 
tober, I left my home, to fill an ap- 
pointment in Randolf Co. Haply I 
met with A. J. S. Philips, a deacon. 
So by the hour of 12, we arrir«d at 
Bro. Nicbdlas Butcher's, where wa 
found a richly prepared dinner by 
sister Butcher, wife oftheabore. Af- 
ter a hearty repast and short, though 
pleasant conversation, we staried for 
the place of meeting, accompanied by 
Bro. Butcher. Afttra ride of eight 
miles oyer a msunfein and very rough 
loads, we found ourselves at the 
place of meeting. Meeting at 4. p.m. 
PreacneJ to a small, tiiough aUec- 
tive congregation. Home with our 
old and afflicied Bro. Levi Wiimoth. 
He is, and no doubt will be a cripple 
for life. Preacluug next day at 
same place (a school hou-<9) at 1 1 p. 
M. Home with Bro. Wiimoth, preach- 
ing at night at same place to a filled 
house ofatientive hearers. Homo 
with Bro. L. Wilmoth's. Bro. Wil- 
moth's family numbfis four, himself, 
Vfife, son and a sister, whom they 
laised. riOt their own daugiiter, all 
members, but son. He believes 
fcmewhat in ]\Iethi dism. Brother 
Wiimoth is a pi eminent and consis- 
tent member. 

Next morning, started for Lead- 
ing Creek. Distance 10 mi es to 
to place of meeting. Services to a 
mixed audienc ■, si me Pei(desiina- 
rlans, corsiderable disfiguring of facts 
at the fne salvation doc'rine. 

These people (some at least) bp- 
lieve, that Paul received an iriesitible 
call, notwithstanding Paul's own 
words, "That 1 might preach him 
among ihe heathen : immediately I 
conferred not wi h tiesii ai;d blood." 
Gal. 1 : 16. These words are with- 
out force had he been called thup, or 
at least, as they understood ic, but 
^lieu he telieved or trnsiedinChrist 
(Eph. 1 : 12) un obedience, he was 
scaled with the spirit of })romise aad 
increased in strength." — (Acts 9 : 
18. ) 

But I am digrt'Ssing. Home at 
noon with my fiend Franklin 
Philips. Wife a sisier. Pre«ch- 
ing at night ai Bro. James Wilsm's 
to a larg.^ congr gation from th? 
words, '"Turn ye to the stronghold 
ye prisoners of hope, even 10-day do 
I declare that I will render double 
unto thee." This olosed our meet- 

ings. All iiiifbt with Bro. J. Wiisun. 

Xext day home. Found my wiie 
better, than when I Irft, thanks to 
the Lord. May the Lord b!e;s the 
dear brethren and friends for their 
kindness towards me. 

Yours in lore, J. M. Wells. 

Eear Pilgrim : — 

I will inform you, 
th»t we ap)ji inted preaching for Sat- 
urday night, .Jan. 16., and earnestly 
solicitfd our neighboring ministering 
brethren, to s?3;st ug iu the gor.d 
work, but our request was not very 
heartily responded to. 

Our much beloved Bro. r>an. Wolf 
however came and preached f._,r us 
iu a zealous manner, his heart seem- 
ed to be full of love : even the love 
of God shed abroad by the holy Spi- 
rit, and his tongue as the p'^n of a 
ready writer, for it was full of good 
counsel. I hope, those that heard 
him, may lake heed to the doctri«» 
preached, ard thereby save them- 
selves frcm a terrible judgfmeut, of 
which we cannot now speak. But 
whilst cur brother lias the conscious- 
ness of having done his du'y, he may 
rest assured, that we appreciat©'! 
his earnest efforte, to spread the 

Before the evening service closed, 
we were made glad to see our beiov 
ed brother Jesse Ro^-p come in to our 
aisembly. He preached for us on 
Sunday morning from the words of 
the great Apostle to the Gentiles, 
■'V.'i;h./nt controversy great is the 
m-. stery of Godliness, God manifesteth 
in ti-e tltsh," &c. 

Thus fiT four days, the brethren 
labored alternately for us with a 
slight ex'^eptiun. Much feeling was 
manifested. It seemed to me, I 
could see, as it were, a shaking 
among the dry bones. They moved, 
tl.ey wakened, they rejoiced and it did 
seem, that, if they had held their 
peace, the stones would have imme- 
diately cried out. The rocks began 
to rend, and be moved out of their 
place-!. TliC int-rest incrcised f.'om 
time to time and the last night, even 
af er the dear biethren 'eft us, wehad 
a full house. They departed from 
us, Tuesday after morning preach- 

I must say in conclusion, th»t it 
seen s to me, whilst our Bro. Roop 
was with u-i, and pre-'.G'ing alout 
Jesuaaiidih? holy Avgt'ie, tie An- 
g' 1> of G d campd rouiid about us, 
lor the glory of tlie L ri ^^as seen 
and felt among us. Death-like si- 
l»ace reiguBd for a time, and yet 

froai without none have declared 
themselves to be for the Lord. 

Miy the bUssing of God rest upon 
the good seed, that it may bring 
forth fruit to the glory of God, first 
the blade, then the stalk, then the 
full corn in the ear, is the prayer of 
the most unprofitable of the Malter's 
servaHts. G. W. Castle. 

£roicnsviU$, Md. 

m ii » t ■■ 

£)ear Pilgriia. — 

News from this part 
of the Lord's moral vinyard 
of some interfst lo mauy raaderi of 
the Pilgrim. 

Times hare changed much, within 
the last few years. Brethren, who 
wi^re once set as watchmen on the 
walls of Zion, have been called to 
their long home, there to reap the re- 
tvard of iheir labors. In the past 
lew year? the Franklin arm has been 
laid off in four parts or districts, and 
eack one has now built a comfortable 
meetinghouse, excepting the German- 
town district, ; the old brick church- 
house fell to them. The other dis- 
tricts are known by names as follows 
"Leiiville, Bethlehem, and Antioc, 
or p^irhaps ti.'C two last named mar be 
more fully kno<yn as the Magida 
Dist. and the Blackwater Dist. The 
Be'h'ehrm meeting house was built 
by the Magida Dist. The one in 
Antioc was built by the Blackwater 
Dist. In either of the above named 
districts are a sufficient number of 
workman. The Lenville has four to 
my present knowledge, Germantown 
five, Magida five, B acfewater four, 
it seems, that eighteen speakers 
would be a suiEcienc number for one 
county, yet I think, there are places 
in the ijeighb-';rhooil, wnere the breth- 
ren have no appointments for preach- 

Eld. 3. F. ^' oomaw isin our coun- 
ty at present on a mission of love, 
preaching the glad tidings of salva- 
tion to us. I only heard two ser- 
mons preached by him, but was much 
build up iu the inner man, and no 
doubt all, who heard him. To my 
knowledge he has had eight meetings 
iu the past eight days. May the 
good Lord reward him for liis la- 

I was present with the bretkrtn of 
the Mag. da District yesterday. He'd 
an election for two vi.-siting hrelliren. 
The hit till on Bro. ^^m. i)oun and 
Jackson Snunders. They a'.so sd- 
vatiCed ministering brethren to higlwr 

positions in tho 
Metfecd, Va, 

F. Barxiiaut. 

T|H E P I L G H I M. 


Brolhfr Brriinibaugh : 

Oil Muuday 
Deo. 28, 1874, I received a paiuful 
message from Mouroe, Iowa, ot' tbe 
death of my only oroiher, John 
Oaks, requesting me to come imme- 
diately. 1 weut to Dayton as soon 
as I could aod ansv\eretl iLe dis- 
patch, that 1 »oukl come at once 
and at 7: 36 p. M. started. I arriv- 
ed in Monro*" at 9 A. M. Distance 
955 miles. Being a stranger in a 
strange laud, I made inquiry for 
Mr. H. M. 'J'arneil, the man that 
telcgrapl;ed to me. Be was at the 
depot awaiting my arrival. We 
soon met and he teC'k me to llie 
house of P. T Walker and was soon 
taken into their parlor there to 
wtep over the lifeless body of my 
dear brother. I soon discovered 
that he was with religious people, 
very charitable and kind. Mr. 
Walker told me that by brother 
John's general dejwrtmeut he took 
him to be a Christian. When he 
was about the house, and not in con- 
versation, he was reading the Tes- 
tament. 1 told him he belonged 
to the German Baptist Brethren. 
He informs me there are none liv- 
ing in that country. 

Ijrother went to Monroe about 
the middle of November. During 
the short time of his pilgrimage 
liere he made to himseli many 
trieuds as was plainly manifested 
by the citizeni? of Monroe, for wheu 
the time had nearly come for me, to 
take leave of them, tbere were a good- 
ly number of people collect,ed at the 
residence of Mr. ^Vaiker. A minis- 
ter read the 90th Psalm, followed 
by singing aiid prayer. Then we 
started for the depo;, the congrega- 
tion falling in procession. Wheu we 
got to the depot, we found the wau- 
injj room crowded. _At 8 p. m., the 
train arrived, I bid good bye to the 
citizens of Monroe, and in a few min- 
utes, the tiaiu was on its way. Ar- 
rived at TioLwood, 7 miles west uf 
Dayton at 11. 36 P. M., where I was 
met by friends to take us to my 
house, 2\ miles distant. Got home 
Ipast twelve at night. At 10 o'clock 
we left my house to go to the upper 
meeting housj in ihe Stillwater Dis'. 
followed by many sympathizing 
friends. G. Garber selected the sev- 
enth verse of 4ih chapter of 2d 
Timothy, "I have fought a good 
fight &j.," and lead iaspeaKiag, fol- 
lowed by brelbren J. Smith, and A. 
Dietric, to a large assembly. 

Bis disease wsts congestion of the 
lungs. He was confined to his bed 
five days. His age was 32 years, 10 

months, snd 15 days. He was four 
years most of the time in the west 
and south a» far as Galvtston, Ttxas. 
Held liis membership in the Wilen- 
dah District, Kiy Co., M >. under 
the jurisdiction of Bro. Addison 

We trust, he is now reaping a rich 
rewaid in ti;e kinirdum above, where 
sorrow never an'.ers Am] death iicvet 
comes. Simon Oakes. 

Dayton, 0, 
^ — «^ — ^ 

aotes of Travel. 

November 16, 1874. 

Brother Brumbaugh : — 

By request of n;any 
friends and brethren, I will give a 
brief sketch of my visit of love. 

I left Buckhannon, Octol)er 22d, 
in company with friend George W. 
Hatlift' and Wm. R. Gibeou, and 
stopped at the house of our esteem- 
ed brother. Dr. P. C. Musser, in 
the West Fork arm of the church, 
Lewiscounty, We<t Virginia. Tried 
to preach that night in the Breth- 
ren's meeting house, which was a 
diiScult task, as I had somewhat 
of a soar throat. Next day, 231, 
we took our leave of that esteemed 
family, and started to Dodridge 
county. Stopped at the house of 
our beloved brother, Milton C. 
Zigau's house. The congregation 
was small, but attentive, a d seem- 
ingly interested. 

On the following morning, 24tl., 
we took leave of this Iriendly fa;u- 
ily and .started to Ilitcbie ouuuty, 
with friend Isaac C. Zigans, as pi- 
lot, and stopped at the iiouso of 
brother John Frie.lley. in the E-uek 
Camp arm of the church, and tried 
to preach in a school-house on Bro. 
John's farm, at 3 o'clock, to a small 
but attentive congregation. Htr-2 
we hcd the pleasurs of making the 
acquaintance of brother Martin 
Cocliran, a colaborer of brother 
Friedley. Wu were met here by 
brother Peachy H. Reeves, from 
Cairo station, this county, uii the 
Baltimore and Ohio RaUroad. We 
enjoyed the friendship of brother 
Friedley ard lamily for the night, 
and the next day, Sab'oath, 25th, 
went to the Den Run school-house, 
some five miles from brother Fried- 
ley's, and tried to preach lo a very 
large congregation, so much so ih»i 
not near all could get into the iioase, 
and 1 had to stand in the door. 
The sermou seemed to be received 
very favorably, as there was some 
that gave expressions of it by their 
teare. "Took dinner with brother 

Michael Hoover, who lives near the 
|)'ace of meeting. Tried fo preach 
at niglii, at the iiouse of brother 
Maitiu Cochran, to a full house, 
having good attention. We tried 
to impart to them some of tlie lavv's 
of high iieaven. We (njoyedthe 
friendship of brother Cochran and 
family for the night. 

On the following morning, 26th, 
in company with brother Reeres, 
we stapled for his home in Cairo, 
and as the Baptist friends were car- 
rying on a meeting, we had no 
meeting at this place. We were 
met here by brotiier Thomas H. 
Reeves, wlio lives seven miles down 
the Hughes River from Cairo, to 
pilot us to bis home. Next day, 
27lh, in company with brother 
Peacliy Reeves and sister Catharine, 
his wife, we went to brother Thom- 
as K. Reeves, on Gillespie's Run, 
and tried to preach that night to an 
attentive congregation, at the house 
of brother Thomas Reeves. Next 
day, 28th, we tried to preach the 
funeral ot Samuel Middleton, at 
the Gillespie school-house, at 3 
o'clock. Text, 38th chapter of 
Isaiah, latter clause of the first 
verse. The deceased was aged 21 
years, 8 mouths and 3 days. Meet- 
ing again at night. In this vicini- 
ty of the county they never beard 
the Bretliren preach before. The 
attendance aud attention was good, 
considering the busy time of the 
year. Som« began to make inquiry 
Cuncerning the doctrine taught 
them, aud we tried to give the best 
instruction possible from the gois- 
pel. We hops the seed sown among 
them will some day be productive 
of a harvest unio eternal life. 

On the mjruing of the 29th, I 
and friend Ratlaff started for Wert 
county, with brother Thomas Reeves 
as pilot, some tvpelve miles over to 
Oil Rock, some six miles froih 
Elizabeth, the county-seat of Wirt 
cjunty. We left Wm. R. Gibson 
at broiiier Reeves', as his horse 
was not fit to ride, having bis back 
hurt. We were very sorry to have 
to leave him, parting at brother 
Reeves, I and friend Ratliff went 
on to Elizabeth, the above uarnel 
town, crossed the Kanawha River 
on a ferry-boat, and then took up 
Ttieber Creek. We began to make 
in'jiiiry for Brethren, and were di- 
i( eted to brother George Gott's. 
The Wirt county Brethren knew 
notliing of our coming. At the 
time I made arrangements to go to 
Roane county, I knew nothing 
about the route, aud therefore I 



(lid not let tliem kuosv of our cum- 

But while ia Ritchie Co. the breth- 
ren there informed us, it would nos 
be much out of tne way to go that 
wjy, and as we had [he time to spare, 
we went, and arrived at Bro. Gott's 
a while before night. We tone uded 
ti have meeting that night. Bro Gott 
started his sou to give the word, 
wi'ile we went lo Bro. Samu-l 
Boice's hou?^e. Bro. Boice has 
charge of ihis arm of thv; church; 
with Bro. Thomas Show liter and 
Bro. John Gott to assist him in his 
ministerial daties. At night we 
as-ieml)!ed to the Brethren's meet- 
ing-house, where we tried ti preach 
again. For a short Qi)tice of but a 
few liours, we had a very good con- 
gregation. At this place thev had 
the best singing that I heard while 
I was gone. I staved all night at 
brother Boice's and enj'ived their 

Next day, 30ih, we starled for 
Roane county, arriving at brother 
Charles D. Iless' at night, who iive-< 
six miles above Spencer, the county 
seat of Eoaue county. Brulher 
Hess moved from the Biickhaunou 
arm some three years ago. Next 
day, 31st, had meeting at a school 
house near brother Hess', at 11 
o'clock, and took dinner at old Mr. 
Cavences. We had meeting again 
at night. Lodged again with brother 
Hess'. Next day, Sunday, Nov. 
1st, v/e tried to preach the funeral 
of brother Charles and sister Mary 
Hess's child, little Ida, who died 
April 15th 1874, to as large a con- 
gregation as I ever st..od up be- 
I'oie to dt'iiver heaven's l^w. Text, 
2d Kings 4: 26. "Is it well with 
the child?" In this vicinity of the 
county, they never heard the sound 
of a Duukard's voice behind the 
sacred desk. They flocked in 
tar and near, some came the dis- 
tance of fifteen miles to mreiiog. 
On Sunday, while standing before 
th's large multitude of human be- 
ings, tny prayer was se .( away to 
the hill of heaven lior help, for Je- 
eiu to make one in our midst, not 
knowing there was any of my breth- 
ren or sisters near, only tlie twi 
above named. TVliile preaching I 
turned to look out of tie window 
that had been hoisted to let the 
sound go out to reach the ears of 
those wlio had assembled at the 
window to hear God's word, and 
to my great joy I saw just outside 
of the window, an old brother who 
hue that visible mark of the Breth- 
leu ou bis forehead, which made 

ray poor heart rejiuce withiu me. 
It gave mj ne\v courage, strengtli- 
ening me to think some Brethren 
were near to raise m^ up tiiough I 
should .'all. Brethren what joy it 
gives to see those we love, and if 
we are children of God, we will 
love, aad what a nice thing it is to 
see brethren and sisters ia their 
uniform folio ^ving iu the foitsteps 
of Jesii-, not '•being conformed to 
this world, b;it bei'>g trausfortued," 
that we may b;i alile to prove what 
is the perfect will of God. After 
meeting I made the happy acquain- 
tance of brother Jimes S. Sears aud 
brother Esau Chatiuel, who had 
landed in Roane county just one 
week before from Tucker county, 
l^esi Virginia, from tiie Shilo arm 
of the church, ,vhich brother elder 
E'ias Auvil presides over. Tiie 
ai>ove named brethren's address is 
Keedyville, Roane county, Wa^^t 
Viiginia. I also made the acquain- 
tance of old sister Sophia Noel, who 
had moved from Monroe county, 
West Virginia, from the arm of the 
church in which elder Elijah Flesh- 
man has charge. She is living with 
her sou, .James \V. Noel. Their 
address is Shambling Mill, Roane 
county. West Virginia. VVe all 
went to the house ol brother Hess 
for dinner, and had a social talk 

Having been traveling aud 
preaching fiu' eleven days already, 
and having m help, aud being very 
hv^arse, and nearly worn outj 1 
thougiit to have no more meetings; 
but while at dinner at b'-other Hess', 
Mr. Wm. S. Harris plead for one 
more meetirig, and so I yielded to 
his wish, and had a meeting in his 
neigliborhood that night, wh'ch is 
some ten miles from brotlier Hess . 
There was prayer meeting appninted 
at a school-house near his house, 
and instead of prayer meeting, they 
hail a sort of preaciiing, and friend 
Harris gave lue his hand for mem- 
bership, l)ut was notreC'-ivtd in full 
as yet, but will be iu some future 
time, if God is willing. 

I stayed all night with friend 
Harris, and enjoyed their friend- 
ship. I hope the time is not far 
distant when that friendly family 
will all be brethren. The next 
day, November 2d, I started for 
home, that nime tome so dear, 
both spiritual and temporal, know 
that there was loved ones looking 
for me to come in both home.s. 
We C;'.lhd at the house of bi other 
Solouion Wilson, in Calhoun coun- 
ty, West Virjjiijia, fur diuuer. The 

brother said if we would stay un- 
til the next day, he would go with 
us on bis way to Barbour county, 
where he was going to visit rela- 

On the 3d we went to^amcs 
Matheney's, in Gilmore county. 
S'.aid all night with Friend James, 
aud as friend Ratliff had relatives 
living near this place, we laid over 
one day to visit them. The news 
went forth, and at night, Novem- 
ber 4th, we met at the house of 
["riend Keaster's for worship, when 
we tried again to preach. Next day, 
the .jth, we landed at home, and 
found all well, for which we thank 
the Author of our being, for his 
mercies and preserving care. 

We feel to thank the dear breth- 
ren and friends for the kindness 
which they -have shown us while 
among them hoping and praying 
God will reward all with eternal 
life beyond this vale of tears, 
is the sincere wish of your unworthy 
brother in the Lord. Amen. 

David J. Miller. 
Buekhannon, W. Va. 

■ 1^1 m 

Dear Editors : — 

I have read the 
three first Nos. of the Pilgrim and 
am highly pleased with it. It fills 
my heart with joy to see that some 
of our eastern brethren and sisters 
are willing to stand by our worthy 
brother J. S. Flory, while some 
seem to rather be a stumbling block 
in the way of some who might cast 
their lot with us and help us to 
serve our great Creator and build 
up the torn down places of Ziou. 
If we understand the commission 
it strikes us that brother Ff.ry is 
coming a little nearer tilling its de- 
mands than those that stay where 
tliere is a number of ministers. 
They certainly could s[)aie us one. 
I have seen in Fianklin Co., Va., 
as many as 6 or 8 sj takers at one 
common meeting, and jirobably not 
more than 2 or 3 would get to speak. 
I think they ceitainly could till 
their calling to divine acceptance 
better by being here in this western 
territory where they could get chan- 
ces to sp:ak to thoiC thai never 
heard the brethren's doctrine. Now 
we will say that we will ever staud 
by brother Flory and as many 
more such brethren as will come 
among us, by our prayers and tem- 
poral substance. We do not want 
to set up ourselves as ju<lges, but 
we think those that are down on 
brother Flory aud have so mui'h to 
say ubjut ••ticrofula seed," certaiiily 



can find some other way fully as 
good to serve the Lord. I)eafti)relh- 
reu do not write that which is only 
calculated to irritate the feeling and 
not build up and soothe the soul. 
R. J. Patterson. 

Bro. H. B. Brumbaugh : — 

Acknowledge the re- 
ceipt of the following amounts 
through the columua of the Pil- 
grim, from the churches for the suf- 
ferers in Kansas and Nebraska, to 

D. A. Metz, White Co., Ind,, 12 60 
Antioch Church, <' " 24.50 
Bear Creek, Christ. Co. 111., 100.00 
Dry Valley, Mifflio Co., Pa., 25.00 
Summit & Fortage Co's., O., 60.00 
Chippeway, Wayne Co., O, 50 00 
Codorus, York Co., Pa., 91.00 

Waureitown, Shenandoah Co., 
Va., 10.00 

The money will be distributed by 
the elders here among the needy as 
fast as circumstances will permit. 
So far all have been scantily sup- 
plied, at least enough to ksep alive. 
The worst time is coming when seed 
as well as bread is required. Hope 
the good Lord will provide. Thank- 
ing the donors for their charity for 
the needy, I remain yours in love. 
C. L. Keim, ' Treasurer. 

Falls City, Neb. 

«-^.* — — — 

Inquiry Answered- 

Whereas I have of late had sev- 
eral letters from brethren inquiring 
about the standing of A mos Wright 
of Newport, Perry Co., Pa., to save 
writing and give the truth of the 
matter I will say, that he never 
was called by the church lo preach, 
was legally expelled in 1871, and 
never became reconciled with the 
church since. Therefore we think 
it would be wrong for brethien to 
give him liberty to preach. But 
should he ever repent and be restor- 
ed, and the church ever call him to 
preach, we, if spared, will inform 
the brotherhood nf the safiie. 

Moses Miller, Servant of the. 
Lower Cumberland Church, Pa. 

P. S. — See also Companion No. 8, 
of 1874, page 123. 

• ■ * . 

White Rock, Kansas, ) 
Feb. 4, 1875. \ 
Dear Bro. Brumbaugh: Home 
again — 12 degrees below zero this 
morning and a fierce wind, — much 
privation prevails. To cap all much 
of freight sent us by our kind breth- 
ren has never reached us. Toeclause, 
"In care of E. S. Stover," we now 
have reason to fear has been uufor- 
tuaate, but uoaej comes ftU right^ 

and money answers every purpose. 
Brethren, the severe weather and 
griat scarcity here makes the condi- 
tion of privai ion and suffering truly 
pitiable. Atfectionately, 


Brethren's agent. 

Brother Brumbaugh : As the 
friends in the East are making do- 
nations for the needy in Kuisas, you 
will please state through the Pilgrim, 
(hat we, the brethren of the Grass- 
hopper Church, Kansas, received of 
the Howard church, Howard Co., 
Ind., $72.00 fr.r «hich the brethren 
and friends have our humble thanks. 
Hoping that God may bless and 
save us all is ray prayer. 

Christian Holler. 

Osawkee, Kansas. 


Wm H Myers 14 50 
David Early 9.60 
John Fisher 30 

Noah Flora, 7.45 
J HFahrnstocko.SO 
Wm B YouDg 41.30 
Geo Wolf 8.00 

A Snowberger 4.80 
teth Henricks 2.80 
David Snyder 1.60 
John R Eiffee 6.30 
M Deardorfif 30 

J Y Heckler 4.0Q 

(Wl>o from ?) 
B T Wiso 
J Darst 
R M Perry 
M R Henrv 
Zaoh Wood 
Orpah S Goodwin 35 
Tobias Kreider 75 
John Holsinger 35 
E L Rosenberger 80 
Calvin Starncs 1.70 
jQlia T Early 1,6Q 








Green, Iowa, 
Eeb. 5, '75. 

Dear Brethren : I hive been a i 
reader of the Pilgrim and have been 
a subscriber ever since it was first 
(ublished. I think it would be hard 
to to without it, as it is full of gospel 
sermons and information in regard to 
church v.e\^a. While thinking of 
many who are poor and needy and 
are not able to pay for it, I felt it my 
duty to send you one dollar (o add 
to the poor list. 1 think if all the 
brethren would give in proportion 
according lo their circumstances, the 
needy would all be supplied with the 

I will give you a list of the tem- 
perature in -orthern Iowa, taken 
twice a day, morning and evening, 
from the 4th of January to the end 
of the month. Averaged per week 
from the 

4th Jan. to 11th, 10° below z^ro. 

nth " 18ih 10° « 

18 " 25th "3° above zero. 

2§th " 3l3t "7° " 

Coldest day 14th "30° below. 

The worst storm we have had was 
on the 3rd day of February. Snow 
two feet deep. Mercury run down to 
15° below zero. The snow is heaped 
up like little mountains- 


Reason JIugens 20 M E Roliror 1.60 

Jolin Rcifl" 16.10 Ames West 1.60 

B Brumbaugh 1,50 A L NelV 4 70 

R E Lamb 35 G W Adams 8 75 

A W Gray bill 80 M J .AlcClure 3 30 
M Brubakcr 1.60 Anna M Troxel 2.85 

Allen Haues 50 Samuel Robert 1.60 

M R Henrv 1.00 G V Siler 1.60 

J F Livingston 25 0. Long 3.00 

Lewis Young 50 J K Byerly 35 

Fred Hummsi- 1.85 T Ilarmonson 1.00 

John Hart 1.60 P Workman 3.10 

Moses Miller 20.30 Jonas P Price 10.15 

D. P Sayler 60 D B Teeter .50 

Aaron Fisher 1.70 D K Sayler 6.40 

John Barnhart 1.70 John Watts 1.60 

David H L 35 A Brumbaugh 3.30 

8 Broadhurst 10.00 J R Wisler 4.80 

A B Barnhart 9.80 Edward Bunk .25 
John Blessing 1.60 M Shellebarger 3.50 
D P Shively 1.60 . 

— BiG Invention. Lloyd, the 
famous map man, who made all tlie 
maps for General Grant and tlie 
Union army, certificates of wiiich he 
published, lias just invented a way 
of getting a relief plate from steel so 
as to print Lloyd'sMap of AmericaQ 
Continent — showing fro n ocean fo 
ocean — on one entire sheet of bank 
note paper, 40x50 inclies large, on a 
lightning jiress, and colored, sized 
and varnished tor the wall so as to 
stand washing, and mailing any- 
where in the world for 25 ci nts, or 
unvarnished for 10 cents. This map 
shows the whole United States and 
Territories in a group, from surveys 
to 1875, with a million places on it, 
such as towns, cities, village's, moun- 
tains, lakes, rivers, streams, gold 
mines, railway stations, &c. This 
map should be in every linuse. Send 
25cenislo the Lloyd Map Com- 
pany, Philadelphia, and you will 
get a copy by return mail. 


Many times Women call upon tlie family phy- 
sician, one with dyspepsia, another witli palpita- 
tion, another witli trouble with the breast, anoth- 
er with pain hero and there, and in tliis way tliey 
all preset alilie to themselves and their easy-go- 
ing and indiiferent doctors, separate and distinct 
diseases, fur which he prescribes his pilla and po- 
tions, assuming them to be such, when, in reality, 
they are all symptomscaused by some uterine liis- 
order ; and while lliey are thus only able perhai>a 
to paliate for a time, they are ignorant of ib« 
c.iuse, and encourage their practice until large 
bills are made, when the suffering patients are no 
better in the end, but probably worse for the de- 
lay, treatment, and other complications made, 
and which a proper medicine directed to the cause 
would have entirely removed, thereby instituting 
health and comfort instead of prolonged misery. 

From Miss Lokinda E. St Clair, Shade, Ath- 
ens Co., Ohio : 

■' Dr. E. V Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.— Your Favur- 
Ito Prescription is working almost like a miracle 
on me. I am better already than I have been for 
over two years." 

From Ella A. Shafer, Zancsville, Ind. : 

"Dr. Pierce — I received the medicine you ieot 
mo and began using it immediately. As a rcsulc 
of the treatment I feel hotter than I have forthreo 
From Mrs. John K. Hamlin, Odell, III. : 

"Dr. Pierce— The Favorite Prescription has 
done me good, which I am very thankful for." 

Dr. Pisrce's Favorite proscription is sold by 
dealers in medicines. 

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Lonp: Siding 

6 30 

• 35 

8 06 

9 16 


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« 10 

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Pleasant Grove 

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8 18 


9 30 


8 05 

8 03 


9 40 

Coffee Run 

5 66 

7 65 

e 42 

9 4S 

Rough k Ready 

6 48 

7 60 

6 60 

9 6? 


5 40 

7 43 

6 6.S 

10 00 

Fisher's Summit 

6 37 

7 40 

ar7 05 

arlO 10 


Le5 25 

Le7 30 

Le" 10 

LelO 16 

ar5 20 

ar7 26 

7 25 

10 30 


6 06 

7 10 

7 30 

10 35 


6 00 

7 05 

7 45 

10 48 

Piper's Run 


8 55 

7 60 

10 hh 

Brallicr's Siding 


8 46 

7 65 

11 00 


4 26 

8 38 

8 00 

11 05 

B. Run Siding 

4 30 

6 36 

8 07 

11 10 


4 2S 

8 28 

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11 16 

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HUNTINGDON, PA , FEB. 33, 1875 
Eemember the Poor Minister- 

If Iherel is a class iu the Church that 
should be reraemhered with special care 
it is that of poor ministers, of which we 
have a goodly number, not because they 
as a rule are shiftless or uneconomical, 
but because they love Jesus, the cause 
and-lhe salvation of souls more than t 
worldly gain. How many have we thro' 
out the Brotherhood who have spent all 
their time, which is equivolent to our for- 
tunes, in laboring for the Church and our 
common cause who are, to-day, almost 
destitute of the comforts of life. Their 
heads are being silvered by the frost of 
many years in the service of the Divine 
Master, the hard battles are fought, great 
victories won and evening has come. 
Shall they partake of some of the spoil, 
or shall they starve because they haye 
been faithful, because they have attended 
to their Fathf r's business? One of the 
coldest and most uncharitable express- 
ions we ever heard from one called a 
brother was something like this : In 
speaking of an aged minister who had 
abored faithfully, even to the neglect of 
his secular business, for several score of 
years, he said, ' 'Yes, if he had stayed at 
home and attended to his own business 
as I did he would not need the charities 
of the Church." The cold and chilling 
words thrilled through our very soul, 
and our sympathies ran towards God's 
poor servants. It is true, if he had re- 
mained at home and attended to his own 
business, and neglected his Father's busi- 
ness he might, perhaps, have amassed 
the coveted dollars or the bread acres, 
but what would have become of the Fath- 
er's business and the poor souls that were 
starving for the Bread of Life ? Had wr 
all such dispositions, countless thousands 
might, to-day, be beyond hope and where 
mercy never could reach them. 

. We sometimes hear of fathers who, out 
of love and sympatiiy for their children, 
labored and toiled for many years in or- 
der to gain a competency for them, but 
after the children grew up to manhood 
and the parents became feeble and bent 

with age, they dealt hardly towards 
them, denied them the comforts of de- 
clining age, and oven wished them dead 
that they might be removed out ot their 
way. This must seem very hard and 
everybody would call such children un- 
grateful indeed, but how less ungrateful 
is it for the children of the Kingdom to 
neglect and illtreat the father's of the 
Church who have labored so faithfully 
for their good and final salvation ? As 
the aged father feels when his chil- 
dren, after getting his hard earned for- 
tune, forsake and leave him to spend his 
last days in sorrow without respect of 
love or care, so must be the feelings of 
the poor aged and neglected minister 
when neglected by those for whose good 
he labored. Brethren and sisters, if you 
have a poor minister in your congrega- 
tion, think of him kindly. You have 
laid a heavy and important charge upon 
him, a heavy burden which none of you 
would like to bear. Stand by him with 
kind and encouraging words. Let him 
know that he has your sympathies, aud 
where and whenever you' can add to his 
comfort and usefulness by httle acts of 
kindness don't withhold them. We just 
now think oi several congregations in 
which there are poor;,aged ministers who 
would love to read our papers but do not 
have the means to pay for them. Why 
not go to work and raise the smallamount 
and have the papers sent to them ? How 
it would cheer their lonely hours, and 
how gladly would they welcome the week- 
ly visit. It would not only afford them 
enjoyment and keep them alive in the 
good work, bu^ the idea of being kindly 
remembered by those whom th^y once 
befriended is a precious boon that can oq- 
ly be realized by such as are about en. 
tering their secend childhood. To be 
neglected is^ to be bereft, but to be for- 
gotten is to die and be buried. If "do 
they miss me," is the anxious and long- 
ing desire of the absent son or daughter, 
to know, how much more docs the same 
desire burn within the breast of the aged 
sei-vant of Jesus. They crave, they need 
your teuder care and sympathies, they 
want the assurance that they are not for- 
gotten, that there are those who love and 

care for them, those who are not always 
seeking their own but their brother's 
wealth. Brethren and sisters, give them 
this, and you will strew their pathway 
with flowers, comfort thom iu thtir afflic- 
tions and soften their dying pillow. To 
God's poor ministers we would say ; be 
of good courage, the Lord careth for you 
and in due season you shall reap if you 
faint not. The rich man, during his nat- 
ural life, received- his good things while 
poor Lazarus received his evil things, but 
the programme soon changed. So will it 
be with all of us if we suffer poor Laza- 
rus to be distressed or starved at our 


"As the cold of enow in the time of 
harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them 
that send him, for he refresheth the soul 
of his master." — Prov. 25: 13. 

The earth is now draped in a spotless 
mantle of white, and this morning when 
from a window we viewed the innumer- 
able crj'stals sparkling iu the sunlight 
with a splendor which vies with the dia- 
mond, we were made to think of the 
Scriptural relations and some of its teach 
ings. With Bible and Concordance w 
are enabled to examine the various in 
stances in which the word snow is used, 
and in nearly all of these it illustrates 
some spiritual truth. It is certainly a 
very beautiful figure as used by the wise 
man, Solomou. Let us look at it. 

The ligure was drawn from a .usagef 
then prevalent in the laud of Palastine. 
The laborer when warm and thirstj in 
the harvest field would cool his wine with 
snow from Lebanon, and by tl'is draught 
was cooled and refreshed. — Bible Antiqui- 
ties. There are times when a faithful 
messenger is to us as the cooled wine was 
to the thirsty aud heated laborer in the 
harvest field of Palastine. For instance 
we are in grsat danger of losing our life 
and a messenger comes informing us of 

I approaching succor, how refreshing it is. 
Not long ago we read an account of a 

I widow Ti'ho received a dispatch that her 
only son was killed in a railroad wreck. 

! Her grief was intense. In a few hours 
however she 'received a dispatch that it 
was a mistake and her son was living and 



unhurt. The messenger who delivered 
the dispatch said he never saw such man- 
ifestations of joy. He was indeed to her ! 
a refreshing messenger. 

But we tliiuk of another messenger 
that should be above all others refresh- 
ing to men. This messenger is the LoTd 
Jesus Christ. "Behold," be says, "I 
bring unto you glad tidings of great joy." 
When we consider the condition we were 
in can we conceive of anything more 
soul-cheering than the news of salva- 
tios, "This is a iailbful saying, and 
worthy of all acceptation that Jesus 
Christ came into the world to save sin- 
ners." They who are sufteriug with the 
pangs of the soul, and almost fainting un- 
der the burden of sin, fnd are longing 
for a source of relief will surely feel that 
Jesus is a refreshing messenger. How 
parched and scorched the soul sometimes 
beccnir.o with sin, and then it is that the 
message of salvation is to the soul as the 
cooled wine to the \[]is of the thirsty la- 
borer in the harvest field of Palastine. 
Ho ! ye thirsty ones, Jesus invites ynu 
to drink deeply from the well of salva- 
tion. The cold and refreshing draught 
is offered freely without price. Will you 
refuse it and perish ? The laborer in the 
field of Palastine would have perished 
without his cooled wine, and so will 
you. dear sinner, perish if you will not re- 
ceive the message .of salvation. J. B. B. 


— TTe are receiving gond news 
from the Churches. The brethren 
seem to be at work and their labors 
are being blest b}' an ingathering of 

— Our poor list, is liberally re- 
membered. We hope this laudable 
spirit will be kept up until we 
•rfill be enabled to send the Pilgrim 
to every poor brother, sister or friend 
that may desire to read it. Send 
on your mites. 

— Foi the last few weeks, our 
town has been cotisiderably eXT- 
cised over water works. Tlie vote 
has now beeis taken, but lost by a 
small majority. It is now talked 
of as a private enterprise, hope it 
may receive sufficient encourage- 
ment to make it a puccess, as such 
enterprii-es are always more eco 
nomieally manascd and generally 
attended wiili betti-r rfsuits. 

— Ed. D. p. S.iyloi's paper on 
Emitcrution iti bringing si cumber jf 

re.'pon-es and querifs. We are sorry 
for this, as w e do not believe that it 
was his intention to counteract the 
laudable charities manifested towaids 
our destitute and suffering brethren 
and sisiers and friends in Kansas 
and Nebraska but to excite a little 
the spirit of caiiticu whicli is good 
enough in its place. 

To those who wish to know 
whether the want is real we say, yes 
and there is no ilanger of donati ng too 
much, but it should be done under- 
stand ingly so as to reach the pro- 
per persons. Indi-yidual calls 
should not be responded to. unless 
it is made to friends aiid relations 
witii whom there is a personal ac- 
quaiutanee. All others should call 
upon persons or committees du!y ap- 
pointed by the Church or Churches. 

— Bro. John Holsinger of Pleas- 
art Hill, Ind., says. 'It sf-ems we 
aie not doing as much in our arm of 
the church as the brethien in some 
other places are doing, but the 
church seems to be in a healthy con- 
dition, all at peace with one aiiotiier. 
This district is everywhere known as 
the Upper Fall Creek Church in 
Henry Co., Ind., biotiier George 
Hoover and Martin Rudecap being 
our elders. 

From Bro. E. L. Yode , olMad- 
isoiiburg, Ohio, we iiaveihe tollow- 
i:ig news items : 

Tlie scries of meetings held bv 
the Brethren in the N. E. Ohio 
Di.-trict during this winter have 
genirally been attended with good 
success. Man 7 have been induced 
to enlist under the ban." of King 
Jesus. ^lay tl ey prove valiant sol- 
diers .in liis glorious cause. 

Our winter is a close one, much 
sickncs.s prevails inid death is reap- 

the observance of one mode through- 
out. However desirable such a re- 
sult would be, since it could not 
likely be accomplished without 
causing a division in the Cluiicli, it 
should be discountenanced l>y all 
lovers of peace -and union. "Now 
I be-^eech you, brethren, mark tliem 
which Cans? offences and divisions 
contrary to the doctrine which you 
liave learned." — Rom. 19: 17. 

— Bro. S.]\I. Shook of Preston, 
Minn. Jan. 27th, says : The weather 
was very cold with us during the 
fi'st part of the month. T e merc.i- 
ry was down as low as 28° he.'ow ze- 
ro. S!eis;hing is poor at pres u', the 
hills are bare and naked en the south 
bide We expec to comuience a se- 
ries of meetings abotit the midd'c of 

—Bro. Wm. J. Pursly saxs: 'T 
am well plea-ed with the Pilgrim 
and am as glad to receive its weekly 
visits as a huntjry man is to get his 
mea's. I Jive in the midst of all isms 
but bililism. I wr.uld like (o 
inlrr duce it into every family in the 
nrighho'liood, so tha't they miglit 
be taught the way more perfectly. 

Bro. C. H. Walker, of Berlin, 
P a. , says : "I am well pleased with 
tliechage of the Pjlgrim, only 
think it should be printed on a lit- 
tle stronger paper. We are hav- 
ing quite a cold spell for the last 
two weeks or go. the thermometer 
ranging from 12 to 22° below zero. 
The ark is still moving along, had 
a series of meetings during the holi- 
days, aid one soul was added to the 
church by bapt'sm." 


lug liis harvest. Eld. J. B. Shoe- 
maker has returned from a mission 
to Iowa, sick, but is at present con- 

— Wo have reliable infirmaiiou 
that the Ftet-washing question 
wili reappear before the next An- 
nual Conference. This seems a 
little strange when we take into 
consideration that tlie bishop 
council of '72 made a final disposi- 
tion of the suliject, and oi;e of the 
Biijiuiations in that final dispostion, 
was that there should be no more 
agitation of the subject. The ob- 
ject of those bringing tlie subject, as 
near as wo can learu, ia to enforce 

A Pilgrim, .25 

-Viu'rc-w Bratnbaugh, §1.60 
J B inks, .50 

E T Robinson, .60 

J ly Brown, .25 

P A Moore, 2.00 

J A Browu, .40 

C F B rower, .25 

D B Brumbaugh, .50 

John Brumbaugh, .50 

Bro. Gtorce Steel, ofAralkerton, 
St. J..seph Co., Ind., says: "Our 
district is known in northern Ind., 
as the Pine Creek Church. Our 
eliurch territory lies north and 
south of the Baltimore and Ohio 
railroad, Walkerton and Teagar- 
den aiv our stations. We number 
about 300 members, five speakers, 
six deacons and two elders, David 
Rupel and Jonn Barnhart. We 
have tl.ree church- hoines, one 36x 
70 ft. for Communion purpoereB. 





— Fropj Bro. J. B. Lair of ^lex- 
ico, Ind., we have tlie folljwing 
items : 

The winter up to this time has 
been very solid and rather severe, 
jet uol a great deal of snow, conse- 
quently it has been hard on the 
growing svheat crops. 

It is rather more nuheallhy here 
in this part of the country than iis^;- 
al this lime of year. Bad cold? are 
prevalent — lung and broncliial af- 
fections seem to predominate in 
way of fatality. Deaths frequent — 
I DoHce some graveyards are spot- 
ted •s'ilh new graves. 

Excitements run high in some 
places at the religious revivals. They 
boast of many accessions, yet "not 
every one that saith unto me, Lord, 
Lord, shall enter into the kingdom 
of heaven, but he that doeth the 
will of my Father which is in heav- 

I would just note here, Uiat since 
the Sabbath subject was before the 
readers of the Pilgrim last Sam- 
mer, I have been giving it a little 
thought, and I expect at some fu- 
ture time, shortly perhaps, to give 
the evidence on the subject that I 
have at commaad, not to revive a 
discussion of tiie subject but to give 
the evidence tlsat I think is want- 

Moss Springs, Kansas, ) 
February 12, 1875. / 
Dear Brethren : We have very 
cold weather here since the 1st of 
January. Times hard and provis- 
ion scarce. One family, consisting 
of husband, wife, and three chil- 
dren, died from starvation some 15 
miles south (if us, in Morris Co. 
Thev were all found dead. Had 
been chewing their hed clolhicg. 
Moriis Co., is newly settled, and 
as far as we can l-'arn, have fad no 
assistance from the aid society free 
of charge. 

I noticed in Vol. 6, No. 6, a Bro. 
in 111. wants to know if the Aid 
Society at Topeka charge for con- 
tributions. I will try 10 explain 
to him how it is: Tliey charge 
$1.00 per hundred from Topei^a to 
Parkerville, distance less than one 
hundred inihs. Up to this lime, 
there has nothing come free to this 
Co., except to the ladies Aid Socie- 
ty, and to the county commission- 
ers of this county part came free. 
I saw one bdl of supplies sent to 
one Hurley, six miles south of us. 
Number of pounds, twebty-seven 
hundred, charges, $27 00." This 
was sent by F. S. Stover to him for 
dietribulion. Yours in love. 

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® c i D @ c t r (I . 

i'eficbf pu bciiK SBcgc, 

\\\\\! WAi tciii Jjerjc frcinft, 
Cer aflcitrcuftcn ^.H'lfsjc, 

Xcp ccr ten SBcttfrciJ Icuft, 
rcr, Sffiolfen, 2uft, unbSEiutcii, 

6)ilu aScijc, 2auf imt iPabn, 
Xcr irlrb auit ^]\\f:i. fintcit, 

SOe tciii %\\^ ivanbcin tann. 

ar>cv mil- ten licbtn (iJctt Ui|";t amltcn, 

Unb (leffft nuf ifjn atlc ^t\\, 
Ten TOirb ct i'Dunbcrl)ar eri)alten, 
Sn alter OfctB uiiD Sraurigfcit 
Icnn TOcr niir fciiic Suscrf'ii't' 
5(uf ©Dtl fejjt, 
Ecn ccrld^t Sr nicfit. 
SUtf, auf gib beinem gd}mcr5f, 

Unb gorgen, ®ute 5tad;t, 
SBirf sen bir, mas bein .^erjc, 
i'ctriibt unb traurig inad)t 
Sift bu boc^ nic^tategcntc, 

Ecr altcs fu^rcn foQ, 
® 1 1 — fitu tm 3ifginien!e, 
Unb fii^vcl aUca ffclit. 

— (fin febr f^ijncs gciftlid<f« ficbivcldic* 
un* iHMt unfcrm gvcunbe DJ. 5(. 3?crf cin- 
gcfdjldr nnitbc, irhb in bcr nad'ilcn 9?um. 
mcr erfrticincn. 

3 u u nf evn 2 e fern. 

Unfere bcutfdicn a?i'itber fcficincn {on^cit 
mit nnfcrer bcutfcben Stbtbeilung fcbr ju. 
fricbcn. Tae fveut uno fel)r. 4§ Wivb 
imnur fo fein, n'cnn if)r un« baju ^elftn 
iBcUt. ras Kinnt i^r Icid)t t^men, Wcnn 
\i)x un* tui-jc Strtifel, 9}iitt^ei(ungcn itnb 
btrgtcid}en jin'd)idet. 

— Unfeve Scfcr aiirben uns einen fcbr 9ve» 
§en ®«folIcn etweifen, menn jtcmi^ bie 5?a. 
men aHer fotd'cr Sriibcr jufiicfcn reiirbfii, 
n'cldje fabig |mb, bic bfutfi^e Sproi^c ju 
fc^reibcn, unb bie »icUeicfet geneigt rearen^ 
juv 9{iigli(£feit unfcrcr beututen Slbt^filung 
beijutragcn, fo bap mx bie beutfi^e 3lbtbfi' 
lung red)t untert)attenb madden fonnen. 

— ?!on 3?rubet T. 9.V Saiilor baben ti'ir 
eincn Sticf ctbaltcn, in wclcfiem cr fidjfebi 
jufrieben iibcr bie beutfdje Stbtbtilung aul' 
fpric^t. (£r frtgt un? bai er buri$ ba^ Cc 
fen ber bcutf*en 91btbeilung, feinc Spra*« 
fennti'.iffc in tcr beutfd^cn iprs*c, fcbr 
jtrmebrt bate, unb reiinfdn uti6 tabcr guten 

2? c r i d) t c » d n b c n 33 r ii f c v n. 

3m „.gicroIb ber aEabvbeit" fef)en toir, 
bajj einc Sotcnie son 700 5>iennoniten am 
25ten £fc. in ^.^bilabetpbfa angcfcmmcn 
t|^. (£6 iroren SBorbcrcitungen gctroiJcn \u 
in Suds, 5Wontgomen)unb Cancafter Sciin- 
tte« unrtvjubringen. a?cn eincm unev. 
flarltdien ®runbe ^abcn fie aScr bcfd)!offen 
fcfDrtnad)>SanfaS 5U geben, wo fie jegt in 
ebr bcourftige 3^ii'^iibe gitai^iu firtb, unD 
^ffCfe vSi^i <MrWv 

'Siebcr ©ruber Srumbaugb : 

Tcintn "^yilger" 
bobc id) (rbattcn, unb barin gtfcl'cn, bajj 
cutli* cinmal ein i^rubcr in bie 3!:cn:ut& 
gcgiingcu i|l, in bcm bie i'iebc jur ti}iMttrr. 
fprad>e no* nid)t ganj cv(ufd;cn i|1. Xod) 
wiv Eeutfd)e fctltcn nun iu*t miiffig bnpc 
^cn fonbcrn .g'anb anh-cjcit, fo bajj bet "$il« 
gcr ii'adfe unb june^me, unb ein bofceo 
JUtcr evvcicbe. 

Sefcnbcvs bat a midi ccfrcut, ttiebcr 
tinma' »pm Srubcr ©did iw Ijiircn, ja eS 
t-at micb wabrtidi gefrcu!, bafi er innner nod) 
fo cin tapferer '5tieitcr fur bie SBn^n-^ieit 

Ter .^icrr miige ibn frgnen, unb i()m ein 
lange6 unb gliuttirocf i'cbeu gtben, benu 
cr wax zi, ber mir vor oicrjc^n S^i&vert 
meinen bifiorifc^en ©dnibennecb bcffcrau?- 
(egte unb n:icb junt frifcbtu aBaiJcv fiibrte. 

sKie wofil id) nidjt fo treu unb aufrirfitig 
gcwanbelt tsabe, al^ icb §.nte fcllen, fo luitt 
id) boc^ in 3utunft alieS mouItd)e t^ucn, 
urn ba« sorgtfu-edte 3icf gu errelc^cn unb 
mit mcincm iBrubcr fagcn line ©amnel, 

"43t« ^ter^cr bat uns bev ficrr gcJeU 
fen! .r-., a»i[(er, 

Sairo, Dbio. 

iiet^cv 33ruber. — 

' (ii ift mit Sottcg 
•ftiilfebaj; id) btci;e para- 3ctlcn fdivciben 
tann. 5d'' babe feit 21 5-ifHen fein Teuffd) 
gcfdn-icbcn uub weiij bal)cr nii^t, ob i^r 
es Icfm fonnt. ©etm ibr bie? Icfen tbnnt 
mid id) cud) mebr 5ufd)idpn. 3}icinc Sit= 
dier unb ben 3.M(gcr l,nbe id) er(ia(tcn. Sg 
frcut mid), iA^ tf)t nun fiir bie beutfdion 
"■8riiter auc^ etwao trurfen tvodt. JTJoge 
cS gute griic^te bringru : 

3o!>anne« Taril. 

©udic ben Jjerrn ireil er ju finbcu t|l; 
Der ^crv ivartet auf bidi. Tctne Seele ij't 
fein flcincr fxni. (I'plc unb Sitbct in 
fo groiJEr 5}?cnge als bie Cjrbc bebccicn ivjirbe 
tiinnben ffiertb cincr gce[enid)t cviaufcn. 
2Bi'nn bu Icbft ivie anbere tbucn, ii'cnn bu 
fiintigft irie fie, bann reirb bcr .?'i)iiii:c[ bir 
fern fein. 

3re ifd'cn bcute unb n.crgen, 

Sfteine tange %\\\i. 
rutm lerre fiftncd teforgen, 

SBeil bu np[^ nnin'er bift. 

(iljtinuS fagt, aSei- ml^ tii& |at, 5'S(t 
ntttne ©t&pst. 




The Great Teaolier. 


Hnw wise was tbe choice of the Master, 
Wheu purity's emblem lie sought; 

Blow pungeut the force of the lesson, 
With faith and humility fraught. 

Vain man, in a fniilless endaavor 

Desires immortal lo wake, 
Presents o'er some lofty conception, 

Sins lethargic power to break. 

But, if the soft voice .of t!ie spirit 
Speaks not to the wondering soul 

Directing the course of its vision, 
In vain may his eloquence roll. 

Then list to the tones of the Savior, 
As 'midst liis disciples he stands, 

No strain oi' thtr powers ijerceptive 
His simple instruction demands. 

Behold the i'-"macu!ate teacher, 
AVith mien uiifissuming and mild; 

His theu.e, everlasting salvation, 
His object, a prattling child. 


Christ in His ThfPF-Fold Character- 

'.. 3. Of the office of Gfirist as king. 
In trfa'iiitr ihi.s subjtct, I am si'ir> 
to say that I differ with mauy of 
mj CiirLiiiaii friends, but I claim to 
do so honesiiy through my convic- 
tions and light I have from truth 
divine. is ?poken of by Is- 
rael's prophet? as a king, Isa. 9 : 7. 
"Of tiie increase of his governmfnt 
and peace there sriall be no end, 
upon the throne of David, and upoo 
hi*; kitigriiiQi to order it, and to e>-- 
tablish it with jiidt;erueut and with 
ju.siice from henceftrth even fr 
ever." Daniel ssith, 2:44, "And 
in the days of these kings shall the 
God ot heaven set up a kingdom, 
whic;! sii.-ili never he destroyed : aud 
the kingdom shall not be left to 
other people, but it shall break in 
pieces and consume all tliese king- 
doms, and it shall stand forever." 
Tfie angfel said to Mary, Luke 1 : 
■S2, 3.1. "He shall he t^veai, &ud shall 
ba called the 8ou of thj H ghest; 
and liia Lord God bhall gi\e unto 
him the throne of his father David. 
Aixi he shall reign over the house 
of Jacob forever; and of his kipg- 
dctn there shall be no end." Let 
this Fuffif^e as scrijsjure evidence 
that he will reign a.*^ king, for this 
is generally admitted. But does he 
reign now as a king according to 
these prophecies? or is that veign 
in the future? Tnis is tiie que.'-tion 
upon wh'ch we seem to be tlivided, 
and which we will irv by the word 

Tbe duties of a i;ing are to rule, 
to make laws, aad to enforcu them 

by ant' oritj', compal his subjects lO 
obey him, &c. Did Christ do this 
while in his humanit) ? Hath tie 
-ever used compulsion against his 
enemies? Where did he u^e kingly 
auihorisy to throve oS' the Roman 
yoke ni'.der which the house of Ja- 
cob gr aned ? Did he break in 
pieces and cimsume all these king- 
doms? and did he t^en set up a 
kingdom that stood forever ? If he 
di'l, he gave his subject very little 
power; ar.d if any takes liie posi 
lion th^t his believers or !;is church 
are his sulgects, over which he now 
reigns as king, he grants great lib- 
erty, as no ptiuinhment is tni'orced 
now by liiin lo any tiiat bpo-iize or 
turn again lo the b-T-ggarly element 
of tliis evil Wi<rid. Ctirist ever 
.•ipike of his Fati;er's kingdom as 
yet in the future and never claimed 
to have a kingdom or reign as a 
king while here in the fle=h, nor is 
the term Chris. 's kingdom, ustd by 
the sacred writers as thou txit-iiog, 
to my knowledge, iu the NewTesta- 
mtnr. He says in oue place '"1 ap- 
point unto yon a kingdom as my 
Father ha;h appointed unto me," 
speaking as i'. hi-; kingdom was yet 
in tbe future. Wlien the di.^ciples, 
after his resurrectiou, asked him, 
"Lord, wilt tiiou at this time re- 
store the kingdom to Israel," he 
said, "it is not fur you to know the 
time or the season which the Father 
hath put ku his own power." Paul 
speaKs, in his days, as being yet in 
U.e future. Wherefore we receiving 
a kingdom tliat cannot be moved." 
I am well aware of the position 
some take, that his kingdom spoken 
of in the scripture is lu.thing more 
than a spiritual one reigning in the 
hrarls of hi.s subjecis, quoting his 
answer to Pilate, ''My kingdom is 
not of this work!," which proves 
nothing in that direction, as that 
was not the time to reign for liini. 
World means sotntimes age, and in 
.tl'eendof this age ir world, his 
time is to reign. That the spirit of 
Christ rules in the heart of a true 
foliowrr we candidly admit, "for he 
that hath not the spirit of Christ is 
none of his," and where that spuit 
i<, love, peace, and joy iu the Holy 
Ghost, are the prevailing principles, 
hence, the reign of ho.iven pfrvades 
that heart. This is what the Savior 
meaus when he siilh, "The king- 
dom of God is within you." God 
iii preparing thnnigh Christ his me- 
diator and iutprc'S-or, subjecis for 
his kingdom, and will coDtinuo so 
as long as Cliri.-it iu his priestly of- 
fice sits upon his mediatorial throne. 

But when Jesus Cnrist, the Lamb 
of God, slain before the foundation 
of the world, shall make his second 
appearing in his lioa-fold character, 
be will assume his kingly authori- 
ty, and then he will slay the wick- 
ed "sith the spirit of his mouth, and 
destroy them with the briglitnessof 
his coming. That Christ will come 
again into this world is a truth so 
plainly revealed that it cannot be 
gainsayed by any vtho believe di- 
vine revelation. When the high 
priest adjursd Jesus by the living 
God totell ^hetherhe was t!ie Christ 
the Son of God, he said, "Hereafter 
shall ye see the S >n of man sittinsr 
on the rlyht hand of p >wer, and 
coming iu the clouds of heaven." 
At his ascension, the two men in 
white aj)parel said, "Ye men of 
Galilee, why t-tand ^e gazing up 
into heaven? This same Jesus 
which is taken up from you into 
heaven, shall so coiue iu like man- 
ner as ye have seen him go into 
heaven." The apfestlea spoke large- 
ly of his coming. John the divine 
saith, "Behold he cometh v/ith 
clouds; and every eye shall see 
him, and they also whieb pierced 
biin : aad all kindreds of the earth 
shall wail because of him. Even so, 
amen." Then God will deliver his 
kingdom to his Son snd he shall 
reign with his subjec's ss_, priests 
and kings ; literally reigu here upon 
earth a tlKunand years, as we shall 
fuithersee. Here a large field optn^ 
bui dare not brauch out for f^ar of 
wearying the reader, but will only 
confine myself, _ to things directly 
c oncerning the subject under con- 

Christ's kingdom s'lall be univer- 
sal over the whole earth, aod before 
this comts to pass, all opposition 
must be subdued, ami this will be 
done by the nighty Conqueror, who 
will then be King of kings, and 
Lord of lords. A powerful combi- 
nation will be formed by the ene- 
mies of the cross and the pure doc- 
irine of Christ, which we see is 
blooming largely under different 
characters or associations, which 
shall final y unite undir the leader- 
ship ot the beast and the falseproph- 
et, who received power from the 
drdgon whom ho worshippeii, to 
make war with the siinls and shall 
overcome ihem for a little season. 
Bui, behold, heaven open.-^, the 
white horse appears, and u^wii him 
sittrlh him who is called faithful 
and true, and in nghtf^ousupss ii« 
doih judge and make war. His 
ejes were a a fiame of fire and on 




his liead were many a crown: And 
lie was clothed wiih a vesture dip- 
ped in blood : and his name is called 
Ihe Word of God. Aud lie liad 
ou his vesture, and ou his thigh a 
name written King of kings and 
Lord of lords. O the terrible 
overthrow of the great arnjy, and 
the dreadful dooin of if^ leaders as 
described in the Revelation; yet 
necessary to usher in the kingdom 
of Christ. 

Tlie great prophet Daniel beheld 
in a vision these things cousuroated, 
Daniel 7ih chapter, "After ihis I 
saw in the nighi visions, and beheld 
a fourth beast, dreadful and teiri- 
ble aud strong exceedingly, aud it 
had great iron teeth: it devoured 
aud breali in pieces, and stamped 
the residue wiih tlie lieet of it; and 
it was driven from all the beasts 
that were before it; and it had ten 
horns. I considered the horns, and 
bvhold there came up among them 
another little horn, bef>re whom 
there were three of the first horns 
plucked up by tlie routs; and be- 
hold in this horu were eyes like tlie 
eyes of man, and a moulli speaking 
great things. I bth^ld till the 
thrones w<fre cast down, and the 
AncieyU of days did sit wlioso gar- 
ment was white as snow, aud the 
hair ot his head like the pure wool: 
his thrjne was like the iiery flime, 
and his wheels as burning fire. A 
fiery stream issued and come forth 
from before him : thousand thous- 
ands ministered unto him, and ten 
thousand times ten thousand stood 
before him : the judgement wadset, 
and the books were opened. I saw 
in the night a vision,aud belioid one 
like the Son of man came with the 
clouds of heaven, and come to the 
Ancient ot days, aud they brought 
them near before him. And there 
was given him dominion, and glory, 
and a kingdom, that ail people, na- 
tions, and languages, should serve 
him ; hisdominiou is an everlasting 
donainiou, which shall not passaway, 
and his kingdom shall not be de- 
stroyed." Daniel also beheld till 
the beast was slain, and his boi!^ 
destroyed and given to the burning 

John saw the beast and the false 
prophet which wrought miracles 
before him, taken alive cud c^e.t in- 
to a lake of fire burning with brim- 
stone. Those that had been deceived 
and received the mark of the beast, 
and worshipped his image, "were 
slain with the sword of him thai 
sat upon the horse, which sword 
proceeded out of his mouth : aud ail 

the fowls were filled with their fle.sli. 
Then the angel from heaven laid 
hold on the dragon, that old ser- 
pent whicii is the devil and satan, 
and bound him a thousand years 
and cast him into the botloniless 
pit, and set a seal upon iiim." "And 
the seventh angel sounded, and 
there were great voic^-s in heavf n, 
saying, The kingdoms of this world 
are become the kingdoms of our 
Lord, aiid of his Christ; and he 
shall reign forever and ever. 

That Jesus Christ will not assume 
his power as king and enfoice oliC- 
dieuce by compulsory means until 
his second appearing is a truth so 
plainly revealed in scripture that I 
wonder that any c:in believe to the 
contrary. Jesus Christ will appear 
from heaven with hismighy aogels 
in flaming fire taking veugeaiice ou 
them that know not God, aud that 
obey not the gospel of our Lord Je- 
sus Christ." The soiemu charges 
Paul giive to Timothy shows the 
vast imjiortance of being careful of 
keeping pure the commandments of 
the Savior, "I give thee charge in 
tlie sight of God, who quickeneth 
all things, and before Jesus Christ, 
vfho before Pontius Pilate witnessed 
a good oufessiou. That thou ktep 
th te commandments without spot, 
unrebukable, until the appearing ot 
our Lord Jesus Christ: VVliioh in 
ids time he shall show who i-i the 
blessed and only Potentate, the Kiug 
of kings and Lord of lords." Agalir, 
'•I charge thee therefore before Go;l, 
and the Lord Jesus Christ, who 
shall judge the quick and (he d;^ad 
'at his appearing and his kingdom." 
Thus we understand that at that 
time his priestly and royal digrdty 
will be uuiied into one oihcp. Oh. 
the consolaiiou, the encouragement, 
the blessed and cheering hope the 
fiithful followers of Christ have of 
sharing with him in these united and 
exalted oiiices. Is it possible for 
poor degraded man to share with 
Christ and participate in his enjoy- 
ments? Yes, dear reader, this is 
ymn privilege and mine, jiroviiled 
we hear our great prophet in all 
things and have purffied our souls 
in obedience to the truth, and there- 
by sanctify the Lord God in our 
hearts, by a faithful perseverance 
through trials, persecutions and suf- 
ferings. "For if we sufler with him 
we sliail also reign with hiiji. if 
we are lively stones in that spirit- 
ual house builded upon that elect, 
precious, chief corner stone laid in 
Zion we are pronounced in seript- 

u.e a chosen generation, a roval 
priesthood, an holy nation." 

Brethren aud sisters, "Jet us then 
show forth the i)iaise of him who 
hath called us out of darkness into 
lids marvelous lit^ht : For it hath 
not yet appeared what ne shall be,* 
but we know that when he shall 
appear, we sliall be like him and 
see him as he is." Christ saves us 
througi) the power of God's word 
and tLrough the sanctifying influ- 
ence of hisspir.t brings us nigh un- 
to him. It his high priestly office 
he intercedes, "Father I will that 
they also whom thou hast given me 
be wiih me where I am ; that they 
may betiold my glory which thou 
hast given me." Finally, when he 
shall have received the kingdom 
fmrn his Fatlier, he will send his 
angds to gatiier his chosen ones, or 
his elect from everf quarter of the 
globe and set ihem u|i(jn his r«val 
throne. To him that overcometh 
will 1 graut to sit witjii me in my 
throne, even as I ovt rcame, aud am 
set down wit!) my Father in his 
throne." Again, "I appoiut unto 
yoii a kingdom, as my Father has 
appoinier! uulo me; that ye may 
eat and drink at my table in my 
kingdom, and silou thronesjndging 
the twelve tribes of Israel.'' "Unto 
him that love<l us and washed us 
from our sins in his own blood, aud 
hath m:ide us kings and priests 
UDt.o God and his Fathei ; to him 
ba glory and dominio-i for ever and 
ever. Amen." "Bhssed and holy 
is lie tiiat hath jiart in the first res- 
urrection : on sucSi die second death 
hajJ! no power, bat they shall be 
priests of Go ! ai;d of Christ and 
reign with iiim a thousand years." 

In conclusion we sa}', dear read- 
er, be not hasty in your conclusions, 
weigh well and examine impartial- 
ly before condemning this article. 
To sum up the whole, Christ as 
prophet, gave the will of God, and 
as priest died "ud confirmed that 
wiii by !iis death, aud rose again to 
become our intercessor, aud finally 
shall be kiug to subdue his enemies. 
Then comeih the end ; when he 
shall have deliverPil his kingrtom to 
the Father. Leonard Furry. 

What a friend vte have in Jesus ! 
Oh! that we might be l.n-ougbt to 
see what a blfssed privilege it is to 
have a friend who never misunder- 
stands us; one who assures us that 
we shall find rest unto out sou's; 
who is a present help in time of 
need, and one who briiigs us glad 
tidings of great joy in the fmure. . 



A Great Contrast- No- 3- 



For I testify unto every man (hat 
lieartilh the words of ;hepio; liecy if 
this book, if any man shall add unio 
these things, G^d shall add un'o 
him the jdogaes that are wrilten in 
this book: Ad if any man shall i 
take away from the words of this I 
propht-cy, God shall take away his 
part out of the bo k of life, -and out 
of the holy ciiy, and from ilie thing- 
that are written in this book. One 
Lord, one f lith, one baptism. 

But th.ongh we, or an angel from 
heaven, pre ic'i any other gospel un- 
to you ihau that w.iich we have 
preached uufo yon, let him be ac- 
cursed. As wo said -b."fo!e, so 8>y 
I now aga'n, if any preach any ^o- 
pel unto you than that ye have re- 
ceived, let him be;, accursed. For do 
^. now persuade meo, or God? or do 
I seek to pleae men? fur if I jet 
p'easc men, I sSou'd not be the ser- 
vant of Christ. But I certify you 
bretlireii, that t.te gospel which was 
preached of me is not *f er man, f.ii 
L uei her received it of man. neiiiier 
was I ta;.ght it, but liy the revelation 
<if Tesus Christ. A man's fo^s shall 
be thuse of ni:i own household. He 
thai .loveiii fati;er or mother mor- 
than me is not worthy of me. I jiraise 
you in that ye keep the ordinan- 
( cs as I delive-ed them unto you. 

Ho'd fast that form of sound 
wonts, vhich tliou hagt lieard of me, 
in fiiith and love whiL'h is in Christ 
Jesus. If any man tfacb otherwise 
and coii.'-^ent not to wholesome vsord-^, 
even the words of our L'lrd Jesus 
Christ, and tu the doctrine whicli is 
ncjordibg to godliness, ho is proud, 
knowinii notliui", but doiinff ---bout 
(|uestionR and s rifes of wokIs, wheie- 
(d' Cometh envy, strife, railings, evil 
surmisings. Jctus answered and 
said unto ihem, ye do err no! ki. ow- 
ing the Sciip uras i.or (he power of 
Uod. I am not ashamed of ihe gos- 
pel of Chn'3(.*!or it is the power of 
God unt) s.iivation t) them (hat be- 
lieve. And ye fathers, provoke not 
your children to wiatli, but bring 
them up in the i.urlurc and admoiii- 
tion of the Lord. Xo*- giviiiK heed 
to iahlcs aiid t nd ess lieneologie-;. 
For we have not followed cunningly 
devis d fubles, w. on -.'c made known 
unto you the [)o\ver and coming of 
our Lo:d Jisus Chrisr. They sliall 
turn away tlieir cars I' the tiutli. 
and shall be turned unto fables: 


Now, vihereas it has been seen 
fit by the fathers, in (he institution 
of our Church Liws, or Discipline, 
to adaiit, in the future, of such 
amendments as the times 'xnd. their 
circumstances may rpqnire in the 
discretion uf the bishoi)s, and for 
their credence and authority shall 
be deem'd and esteemed as valid. 
And whereas it was formerly tho't 
inconsistent to immerse any upon 
liieir request who had been bap 
tized. in their infancy, and whereas 
of late a general dissatisfaciion 
seems to prevail among such on- 
verts demanding immersion, and 
as bv if being denied theui, uany 
aecessious have been forfeitted, as 
well as many a soul held in con- 
sciencious captivity. 

So now for their relief and facil- 
ity of release of their conscience, 
and for the unhindered progress of 
the churcii, it has been seen fit to 
amend the above restriction, it how- 
ever being left to the option of the 
convert whether to be immersetJ or 
not. This choice is the result, of- 
ten of early pious education, but 
what gives more real enjoy neut in 
a religious life than to walk in the 
ways of tlieir Cnristian [iri.'genitors, 
— knowing them by loving the 
sacred orclinauces which they loved. 
For where a certain form of doc- 
irine and discipline is loo rigidly 
obocrved the reiigiou^ of its adhp- 
rents will inevitably *also become 
formal. But where we arsj not 
ashamed to imbibe in our charac- 
ters those religious instructions ear- 
ly received, our couscieoces will 
become so Bettled, and we will be 
so firm that there is a power there 
that is not ob'ain^d from any other 
Source, — a [)ower not Only adequate 
to ourovn salvation, but works for 
us an influence to the silvation of 
many others also to believe, seeing 
our zeal and fkitli, and diligence 
to contrive and give go( d instiuc- 
tion\ All lessons ofjtivcnilu in- 
struction should be based upou 
sound |)r!nci[)lc8. however ti.ey may 
be in the form < f fables, ami indeed 
■i fable having fir its issue a good 
moral, is iirelTerablft to any other 
method of teacliiug, as such lessons 
arc the more earily fixed in the 
mi, id. K.xamp'es of standard au- 
thors of all the various methods of 
iustructioQ should be taken. 

Is the Gospel less Binding than the Law 
of Moses. 

I think not, for if the word 
spoken by angels was steadfast and 
every transgression and disobedi- 
ence received a just recompense of 
reward; how shall we escape, if we 
Dpglect so great a ealvation ; which 
was first began to be spoken by 
the Lord, and was confirmed unto 
us by them that heard him. How 
important is ii, breihren and sisters, 
that we give the more earnest heed 
to the things which we have heard 
lest at any time we let them slip, 
for we see (hat none of them could 
make theif escape, who refused 
him that spake on earth ? Let us 
look at a few examples given us in 
in the Bible. I will first call our 
minds to the 16th chapter of ISTum- 
bers, to the case of Korali and his 
company. How did they fare ? 
The moment they refused to obey 
the eommanel given them, they pro- 
voked the Lord, and he consumed 
them out of sight. Now brethren 
and sisters, we may look at that 
command, as Deiug of as little use 
as the covering of the sisters head 
in worship, can possible look to any 
one of us, for it was only a fringe 
anrl a ribband of bine to the borders 
of their garments, and no doubt 
they could see no propriety in it at 
all, as little as the brother and sis- 
ter can see in the covering of the 
woman, or in other modest apparel, 
and hence the brothor and sister 
will sometimes reason and say there 
is no religijn in clolhing. We 
heartily agree, that their is not one 
bit of religion in all the giddy and 
foolish fashions gotten up annually, 
or else the world would be full of 
religion, and I have some reason to 
believe some of ns would enjoy 
more of it, than we otherwise do. 
Since we are ail called to be trans- 
formed by the renewing of our 
minds, and if our mind is renewed, 
in the spirit of Christ, then we will 
walk after the spirit, and will not 
fulfill the lust of the flesh and the 
lust of the eye and the pride of life, 
which is not of the Father, but of 
the world. 

Brethren and sisters, we are not 
of the world if we are the children 
of God, which we truly are, if we 
live out the principles of the 
church. I must confess that I was 
never much of a clothes or dress 
preacher, hence I could not see to 
cut out a more becoming garb then 
the one the old brethien and sisters 
had over forty years ago when I 
first united with them. Ai that 
time the Methodists, the United 



brethren, the Cauibelites, aud the 
Albright Chiiroh, as it was then 
called, all wore plaiu cloibiiig, coats 
about the same as our brethren. 
The female sex all wore a covering 
at tlie time of worship, and no wo- 
man ventured sisoh a thJDg, as to 
como to the communion table «itli- 
out having their cap on as the prop- 
er covering, even the Lutherans, 
the German Relbrivied, the Presby- 
terians their tingle eisters had to be 
covered in worship, aud incommuD- 
iou lay tbe bonnet off, aud have 
their caps on to come to the alter. 
There was no trouble at all about 
the covering at that time. I am 
doubtful whether a minister of any 
of the above named sects would 
have solemnized the bonds of mat- 
rimony 50 years ago, if the womau 
had no covering on her head, their 
was no question with the woman at 
that time, am I to have a covering 
beside the hair, nor did we hear the 
brother ask for a thus eaith the 
Lord for a cut of c^at, or liair all 
was satisfied that the Bible teaches 
uniformity atid oneness, aud 'e 
Isnow that tbe Lurd offered up that 
great prayer that we shall all be 
made One, aud be of tlie sacne mind 
and speak the same thing, and be 
of the same judgment. I am often 
asked of members of ©urs, and also 
other churches, in my travels, for 
the Seripiure as to what cut tbe 
dress siioiiLJ b?, or what the sisters 
covering should be, ond do you be- 
lieve that there is any religion in 
drt'ss? I must again confess, that 
if their is no religion in a plain 
mod 'St dres.--, such as the public rec- 
'■nitijendsi then we can rtl;' upon it, 
that their can be none in all tbe 
cms aud fashions that the world can 
gel up, -n all her pomp and pride. 
iSow brother and sister, unless 
you think there is more religion in 
the foolish fashion of tbe vv:rld, 
ttian in a plain naodest garb such 
as the church recognizes, tien I 
will say to you stay in the ciiurch 
and love the church and its teach- 
ings. Sisters never come before 
the Lord uncovered. Let us be 
consistent. Those of us that claim 
that their is no religion in 'dress, 
unless we believe the world has 
more religion in her dress thsn the 
church, we have no business to fol- 
low it, for we know the world liv- 

eth in sin and wickedness; r.nd 

Government of the Temper- 

"Whether wc regard the honor of 
relitjion or tiie comfort of domestic 
life, much depends upon governing 
the temper. Some persons are nat- 
urally posessed of a temper kind 
and sweet and are thus prepared 
when they become partakers of re- 
ligion to display its most attractive 
charms. Others are violent aud pas- 
sionate "r sullen aud morose. It is 
as much the office of religion to sub- 
due and siften harsli and unruly 
tempers as it is to mortify the most 
flagrant vices. Little do they knovv 
of its power who are insensil)le to 
this. The war of God inculcates 
meekness and gentleness, and tlie 
mild and lovely temper of the Sav- 
ior. "Cease from anger and forsake 
wrath"" "Be ye angry aud sin 
not. Let not the sun .go down up- 
on yonr wrath, neither give place 
to the devil." "Let all bitterness, 
and wrath, and anger, and clamor 
be put away from you. With all 
malice put on as the elect of God, 
holy and beloved, humbleness of 
mind, meekness, long-sufiering, be 
ye kind one toanother, tender-lieart- 
ed," "The fruit of the spirit is peace, 
gentleness, meekness." 

In these important passages how 
many weighty reasons are included 
for cherishing a meek and gentle 
temper and for repressing harshness, 
sullenness and passion. If the au- 
thority of the infini^te God avails, 
you here have his commands. If a 
dread of yielding to tlie wicked one 
can prevail, h.e cautions us not to 
give plai-e to the devil by indulging 
wrath. The Most. High enforces 
the necessity of g' ntleness and 
meekness, teaches us that if we 
would walk worthy of our holy 
calling it must be with losvliness 
and meekness. 

Important promises are made to 
the meek. The meek will beguile 
in judgment; the meek will l,e 
teach tjis way ; the meek shall in- 
crease their joy in the Lord If any- 
thing more were wanting to give a 
value on mild aud gentle tempers, 
it may be found in the declaration 
that they form an ornament to the 
human character i.ighly valued by 

religion, more effectually teaches 
men to hate it, than does a drunk- 
ard ora blasphemer,andthesame au- 
thority that condemns drunlienness 
aud the drunkard, declares harsh 
tempers the fruits of the flesh and 
forbids them to the followers of God. 
The honor of religiiin, your own 
happiness, and that of those around 
you depend s.i much on the daily 
exercise of mild and gentle tempers 
that it may be impoitunt to pursue 
the subject by reviewing tlie esam- 
plesof Jesus,during his life of trials. 
His life was a life of meekness. 
He was led as a Lamb to the slaugh- 
ter and not one angry word escaped 
his lips. Wrath and passion are 
most apt to be displayed to enemies. 
His enemies were many, but he dis- 
played no resentment. When the 
Jews were about to stone him he 
mildly said, "Many good works 
have I shown you from my Father, 
for which of these works do ye 
stone me?" When cruelly insulted 
before the tribunal of Caiajdias, he 
said, "If I have spoken evil bear 
witness of the evil, but if well, why 
molest thou me?" His friends often 
displayed much dullness aud unbe- 
lief, yet he manifested no resentful 
emotions, but kindly instructed 
them, or mildly expostulated with 
them, and for them, when sleeping 
even during his agony, he pleaded 
in excuse, "the spirit indeed is wil- 
ling but the flesh is weak." 

Would you honor religion and 
have your dwelling the abode of 
peace, copy the gentleness of Jesus 
aud watch and pray for meekness 
like your Lord's. By soft words 
turn away anger and never relax in 
your prayers and exertions until 
your temper is brought into obedi- 
ence to Christ, Greater occasions for 
displaying some of the splendid vir- 
tues of Christianity seldom occur. 
It is by a daily attention to its 
more retired graces that you must 
manifest its power. A martyr'sfirm- 
nessyou will probaidy never be call- 
ed to display, but the Savior's gen- 
tleness and mildness yon are called 
upon to manifest every day. !N^ot 
once in your life you may be sum- 
moned to prove by renouncing lib- 
el ty, friends, and property that you 

God himself. "Whoseadorning let 1 prefer Jesus to all earihly good, but 

it be the ornament of a meek and 
quiet spirit, which is in the sight 
of God of great price. Aficr these 

the service of God we aie after, and 
if we want pure and undefiled re- 
ligion we must kerp unspoifed 
from the worM. Live in onion 
with the church, Johk Foeney, 

it is I teE'imonies to the importance r.f 

milJness and gentleness, think not 
that the government of your tem- 
perisof little imj)crtance. A furious, 
sullen, and sour professor of the 
gospel, instead uf recommending 

a hundred petty occurrences may 
vise even in a day, to give you an 
opportunity of proving that you im- 
iia'e Jesus' example and show that 
you treasure in your heart, and dis- 
play in your life his admoniiioos 
respecting the loveliness and worth 
of aine.^k aid quiet spirit, 

James L. Fitzgerald. 



To Sister Hannah Knouff- 

Dear Sister: I feti to offer a few 
thoughts 'he result of a perusal of 
yoar^ remarks in Pilgrim \\here 
you say you 'have bcea much 
grieved over the reproach cast on" 
me '"hy^sorae of the brethren." I 
always try to cover my brethreu's 
faults with the cloak of charitf, 
therefore I did not io.ik upou ti.-eir 
charee either directly or indi- 
reclly as words entitled to the terra 
"reproach." Fault-fiudiug aud a 
difference of opinion is oue thing, 
aud reproach another. Now dear 
sister I don't want ycu to think I 
am finding fault with your remarks 
so much as to have a desire to re- 
prove you. By no meaus. It 
naakes me feel glad there are true 
hearts that can sympathize with me 
in my position and in the conflicts 
of life. We have evidence there 
are many such who feel to offer 
words of comfort and consolation, 
and to us they are held in dear re- 
membrance as such who are ready 
to "hold up our arms" in the great 
warfare in which we are engaged. 
Since our short personal acquaint- 
ance with each other in the State 
of Ohio years ago, we often think 
of you aud have not fn-gottcn your 
deeds of kiniiness or words of "tn- 

Public writers, as you know by 
exptrifnce, must expect reproof now 
and then, but then you must re- 
member abo "charity suff reth a'l 
things." I expect it, so when it 
comes I do not l<<ok upon it as any 
straDge tiling. The minister that 
do-s his duly need hot expect to 
ride safely over the bil-ows of time 
witi.out o'liing in contact witii tiie 
opposing elemeuts. The reproach- 
es of the world he may expect to 
encounter, aud the closer he sticks 
to "the uay, the truth and the lile" 
the more dense the smi ke of b;U- 
tle. S ) it is iu the wa ks of Lfe. 
A straigiii-!'or\vard c/Urse will al- 
ways meet crosslines. In my pub- 
lic as well as {)rivate correspon- 
dence ri:lative to this cnintrj, I 
have endeavored to pursue a medi- 
um, siraigbt-f jrA'ard couise, as I 
have seen matters. It would be 
pa-ssintj strange if I sfiould meet 
no one to grumble, uo one to find 
fault, no one to censure us. I 
expected it and was not di^-ajipoint- 
ed, I shall couiiune on as iu my 
judgment I think most advisable. 
I am willing to wait. You know 
there are some peiipl<' that w-iiit all 
of heaven as soon as tiiey j^^etiii the 
chursh, are not willing to wail, 

watch and pray and make the heart 
liy the divine blessings of God a fit 
temple for the'? indwelling of the 
Spirit of God.'^JIn short they waist 
tlie gardea to be a paradise without 
fitting the ground fur it. 

Just so with many in natural 
life, they want all the'good things 
at the start; are unwilling to wait 
and work to prepare the ground for 
the seed to the end God may bless 
with bountiful crops. In this pres- 
ent age there is a heavy discount 
on "wait." In the great bustle of 
life people want to live fast, get 
rich tijst, and go to heaven ou flow- 
ery beds of ease. No marvel then 
at the discontent and restless dispo- 
sition of thousands. 

My pen is prone to ramble .so 
I will soon conclude by saying, 
I hope, dear sister, the Lord may 
abundantly bless you and yours, 
give you grace to think it all joy 
when you are persecuted aud to con- 
tinue faithful in the capacity of a 
sieter and mother in the Israel of 
God's militant, aud may we also 
count ail things but loss that we 
nay win Christ and meet eventu- 
ally in the family of God Trium- 
phant. J. 8. Flory. 

"New-Year Retrospect- 

"Let the words of my mautli and the 
meditation of my heart be acceptable in 
thy sipht, O Lnrd, my strength and my 
Redeemer."— Ps. 19: 14. 

To be happy, aud live above 
worldly care and perplexity, the 
daily words of the mouth and the 
meditation of the heart of the Chris- 
tiua must l^e as ttie abive langaage 
of the heavenly-minded David 
The untiring Ik art-cry should be, 
L >rd "what wilt thou have me to 
do? And after making the inquiry, 
look and listen attentively for the 
Sivior's gri'.cious voice. He has 
said that while you are yet speak- 
ing, his response will be, ''bere ? 
am,' aud if it be according to his 
will, the same is perPtrmed. As 
some ignor:Uitly imagine and sup- 
pose, this voice is not eomuiuuica- 
ted by Divinity tlirougli the medi- 
um of ihp external, or natural ear. 
It arises from that understanding 
proiu'sed 10 a spiritually prepared 
lieart. Tois preparathm, (dieresu't 
of the exercise of affliefions) geiur- 
ates and increases the "inner man," 
Thus the chief of aposdes says, 
'•But though our outward man per- 
ish, yet the inward ijiMi is renewed 
day by day." The "inward man" 
thus formed, has a body, with joints, 
seeing eyes, hearing ears, just as 

much as our outward bodie*, which 
decaj' and become as the dust of 
the earth." Of they'body it was 
years ago declared, "Dust thou art, 
aud unto.dust shalt thou return." 
To fully po.ssess the measure of the 
stature of the fullness of Christ, 
(the iucoriuptible portion,) with 
wisdom, goodness, aud understand- 
ing, his word mus, be our guide, in 
thought, wo.'-d aud deed. Proverbs 
contain rich mines of gem to adorn 
and beautify the daily life. To be 
unwilling, much of their brilliancy 
will be undiscovered and unnoticed. 
But as silver and gold require la- 
bor and patience to make them use- 
ful and pure, so in one's unwearied 
pursuit after a good and pure life, 
the determination and effort must 
be as ii. flexible as that of the patient 
and perfect Job, who, while under 
trial said, "Though He slay me, yet 
will I trust in Him." 

With this unwavering resolve all 
obstacles will finally vanish away as 
frost before the morning sun. The 
unceasing and unrei-eivtd practice of 
the Provrrhs, with an "eye single to 
the glory of God," will undoubtedly 
prepare the heart for the visits and 
abode of Jesus. His visits once be- 
gun, will gradually rpeu up new 
views aud foretastes of joys to the re- 
newed and spiritually cultivated 

In the continued observance of the 
words of the wise Solomon on account 
of the frailty of human nature, and 
the decei fulness (f the heart, none 
must rely upon theit own self-seek- 
ing judgement in tuis matter. The 
heutmist be ever 'asking God's 
guidance in everv thing. In oue of 
the Ejvis-les, it re .ds, that Clirist is 
able to do exeee dug abundaittiy 
above ail that we can ask or think, 
according to the'power that worketh 
in us. C;ist asiile unwillingness, 
then the power will so work iu us, 
to will and t.> do. that the Crea-orof 
all good, will sureiy give us grace 
to iie'p :n eve'j time of need. He 
says, "My grace is sufficient f>r thee. 
Take him at his woid t'ten and ven- 
tuieiinliira; ven ure wholly and where 
■li«ie was a t mpest tossed feeling, 
(the resul' of dependii g upoii ce's 
own strengt ). a leaning upon Him, 
a-d .ibeyi g hi- c un,sel, wid g aiu- 
iV'j to the tro lb ed heart, biing the 
joyfu maudirs ' Peae>-, be .-ti 1 '' In 
connec ion with mv brie*' and pre- 
liini'.ary remarks, I shall add an ap- 
(rropri:ite poem (-el. from the book 
''Clieea g wnnls." ) t- e lines <.f 
w! ich will o.Ler points of 


Let me wish and urge that eac 
of us riiav fpeiid every day and liour 
of tl is new year, as if to-moirow 
may pos-ibly number with the dead." 
''Work while it is day, for the night 
cometh, -whtn no man can wor«." 

"Retrace the months, "what Last tbou 
The youth around thee to improve? 
What through the year, whose course 
has run. 
To win them to a Savior's love! 

Has kind mstruction been distilled 
From morniDtr's dawn till evening's 

Were hours cf relaxation filled 
With usefulness, that ne'er betrayed? 

Has discipline held fast the rein, 
With prudent, firm, yet gentle 
Those infant vices to restrain. 
That sought thy counsel to with- 
stand ? 

And hast thou thine own weakness 
Thy constant need of help divine ? 
And when in secret thou hast knelt, 
Has faith declared each promise 
thine ? 

Hast thou besought the Lord to bring 
The tender children to his feet. 

That they might own their Sovereign 
Confessing that his love is great? 

Hasi felt, that they were not too 
His pard'ning mercy to receive, 
And m'ngle in the converts song 
Ane feeling, could'st thou s'ill be- 

Lookback, my soul, impartial trace 
The scenes of the departed year. 

Implore forgiveness, seek for grace, 
And Heaven in mercy heed thy 

Julia A. Wood. 
Springgardcn, Va. 


' 'For false Christs and false prophets 
shall rise, and shall show signs and won- 
ders to seduce, if it were possible, even 
the elect." — Hark 13 : 23. 

Is there any evidence iu the his- 
tory of the last 1800 years ikai the 
above prophecies have b^en fulfilled? 
There is. Judas and Tbeudas were 
perhaps the f rst. S^mon Magus,, and the Egyptian were 
next under the government of Felix. 
Pretended Messiah's were quite num- 
erous. In A. D. 130 Barcnchab 
claimed to be tbe C'ni-t ; raised an 
army of about 200.000 mrn. He 
■went out to kill, but Aiirian encoun- 
(eiidan<1 iwercame him. In this 
contest, ii85 towns were destroyed 
and aboH' 609.t'00 Jews [.eriahed. 
Next came Moa-a of Crete. He 
made great promises which he failed 
to fulfill 

In t! e sixth certiiry Julian earns, 
and dd much mischief 20 OUO 
wura iost &ud us maajf sold ea slav^. 

About A. D. 724 Serenus appeared 
in Spiiin. I\Iat)y (ollowod him. In 
A. D. fc3l in the east, a man pre 
tended to be Moses risen from the 
dead. Many followed him. Be- 
tween 1137 and 1200, tlieie ap- 
peared nine or ten pietended Mes- 
siah's, two in France, two in the 
northwestof Africa; one David of 
Moravia; one near the Eup'-rates, 
El Diivid and two others in Persia. 
Most of thtse did much mischief to 
the Jews. 

In Mesopotamia Calip Nassoer 
was so much piovoked at their mad 
ruoniiig af er false Messiah's, that he 
searce'y left a Jew alive in his dom- 
inion.«. In 1158 Zechariah ofSpain 
aii<l in 1290 another Moses. Fiom 
1520-60 thiee sf these impcsters ap- 
peared in Eurofie. Two of them 
were burned to death, ai,d the other 
was imprisoned fir life. Perh;ips 
the most noted Messiah was Sabbath- 
aiLeoi. In,1666 he caused gr. at ex- 
citement. The course of busintss 
Was iutenup'ed. Great demonstra- 
tions Were made. But he turned to 
Mohamedan to save his life. He died 
ot a fit of colic. 

Mordecia of Germany appeare'l 
next and pretended lo b- the Mes- 
si'ih. He would have suffered pun- 
ishment in Italy, if be had not fled 
into Poland. 

Is the above sufficient testimoney ? 
What more could we expect ? The 
above predictions of Christ nearly 
two centuries ago with the evi- 
dences of fulfillment scattered al- 
most over the entire earth, since the 
prediction could not have been titter- 
ed without the power of God, no man 
could have uttered them — no man, 
can now so reveal future event-, that 
are not already revealed. Do we 
tremble at lis word? Do we keep 
his sayings like a wise man building 
his house upon the rock ? Are we 
of those that fear God and do his 
commeudmtnts ? If these prophe- 
cies are so surely fufiilcd, will not 
tlio.-e a'&o-be fulfilled, "Tsking ven- 
geance on them that know not God 
and obey not the Gospe! of our Lord 
and Savior Jisus Christ." "Iknow 
ye not ye workers of iniquity." 

Can we reasonably believe in a 
fullfiilnient of a part of the prouhe- 
eies and disb^-lieve other parts of 
thtm ? "Lord increase our fa'tU." 
B. B. Bollinger. 

Loidaville, 0. 

In the moraiog think what thou 
ha'rt (o do, and at night ask what 
ikou ba«t done. 

Mourning Apparel- 
In a recent iinnil'er of the He- 
brew Leader we find an article on 
the ahove .snbjecl wiiie.h mu.-t coni- 
uiend itself to ournaders forsound 
practical sense and pointed logic. 

The custom of wearing O)onrui!),r 
apparel may be ranked among the 
unprofitable and discarded practices 
of the past, ^\'^e cousi<ler the fash- 
ion as unfeeling and cniel. It is 
of no use to the dead, nor to the liv- 
ing. By many it is thought to be 
a mark of respect, but a very lim- 
ited observation will at once show 
to the contrary. Look at the heir 
who has long waited for death to 
come and remove a friend or con- 
nection. He ent. rtains ao respect 
for the deceased, and yet he clothes 
himself in all the habiliments of 
grief. His soul is as cold as the 
very body that he follows to'the 
i(rave. The proper way to sh* w 
respect for dejiarled friends is to 
imitate their virtues 

But there are positive evils re- 
sulting from this pernicious prac- 
lice : 

1st. The coit of mourning ap|)ar- 
el. This to many families is very 
burder;S0me. For instance : a fa- 
ther dies, and leaves no properly. 
His wife and little ones are throci-n 
upon the charities of an unfeeling 
world. But yet, such is tyranny 
of fashion, that a large sura of mon- 
ey must be spent in the preparation 
of garments that are suppo-ed ab- 
!=olutely necessary for the occas- 

2d. All this work must bo done 
at the time when it is extremely in- 
couvenient, when, perhaps, friends 
and relatives have been vveaiierl 
with midnight walchings; wlieu a'l 
need repose from the raonrnfol 
and trying scenes that usually w- 
fend the closing hours of human ex- 

3d. The custom is the very ch- 
max of impropriety. It is certain- 
ly shocking to the finer fjelings of 
0!!J' nature to see tiie relatives of 
the dead standiag before the iiii- 
bnried corpse, discussing the pro- 
priety of different dresses, disput- 
ing about the cut of a sleeve, or tha 
fashion of a bonnet, when the S'itU3 
liffht that revealed the p ibiy trap- 
pings of fashion shone coldly over 
rt'p rigid and awful features of the 

4th. The enstom rcmlers death 
glootnv. Siireh', dafii has terrors 
enough without our it?crea'^ing tt'em 
by an unnecvpsu!}, on-ttom, T .e 
passage to the giavta should be rea- 



dere 1 pleasant and chterfiil. It 
would seem as (hougli society had 
luboral to render the end of hu- 
man existence terrible in the ex- 

We do wrong. G ki does not 
require it. If we all had right 
views of death, one-half of the gloom 
and sorrow that now pervade soci- 
ety would be banished from the 
world. "The grave !" says an elo- 
quent writer, "The grave ! Let us 
break its awful spell, its dread do- 
rniniou. It is tlie place where man 
lays down his weakness, his infirm- 
ity his diseas-e and sorrows, that he 
may rise up to a new and glorious 
li.fe. It is ti'.e pl&ce where man 
cfases — in all that is frail and de- 
caying, ceases to be man — that he 
may he in glory and blessedness, an 
angel of light." 

Let us ot, then, throw around 
death 80 much gloom and dread. 
If that philosophy i)e true which 
teaches us that the spirits of the 
dead are the viewless ministers ani'l 
watchers of the living; attending 
and holy spirits watching over frail 
morality, and lingering about the 
places of their olden home, then 
would one tear, shed in the deep 
sincerity of bereaved affe(;tion, one 
sigh from the full heart of sorrow, 
be far more acceptable to the de- 
parted 8[)irit than all the pomp and 
circumstances of funeral .=plendor. 

Churcli News- 
Brother Brumbaugh: I will g've 
you a few items fruni the Shipswa- 
uey distric', Lagrange Co., lud. 
Last Summer we built a church 
liouso and had it dedicated ou last 
Christmas vvith the intention of 
holding a series ot meetings at the 
same tin^e. The ministets present 
were Jesse Calvert from Kosciusko 
Co., Jeremiah Gump and Micliael 
Shotls from Stuben Co., David 
Truby, Elias Shruck aiid Eliat 
Harner from Fann River District, 
and Henry Gephart from Vanbu- 
rtn District, Ind. Ou the above 
named day the dedicatory remarks 
were made by Jesse CI vert to a 
large audience, folio wet! by Bro. 
Gump. la the evening we had 
preaching at the same place. Next 
day, Saturday, was the time ap- 
pointed for our council meeting. 
There was a c!)oice held for a dea- 
con. The lot fell on David Sher- 
ley, and brother Beujaraiu Leer was 
also forwarded to ih'i second degree 
of the mini-trv. The meeting was 
continued until Tiiursday folio wj^g, 
during which time there were fif- 

teen yruDg souls made willin^^ to 
for«ake the sinful pleasures of this 
world and to follow their Master, 
we hope through evil as well as 
good report, and our desire an<l 
prayer to God is that he will enable 
all of us to hold out faithful to the 

In conclusion, dear brethren and 
sisters, let me say to you, let us all 
tr>' to live in accordance wiih (he 
gospel, and set such exam piss be- 
fore tlie young and rising genera- 
tion that they by our chaste con- 
duct may be constrained to turn in 
with the offers of mercy ard be 
saved. We have preaching in our 
church house every Sabbath night, 
and also every other Sabbath at 10 
o'cUcU. Abner Bumgardxer. 
\_Oompanion, please copy.l 

A Discussion- 

Bear Editors : — 

As news is soitcited, 
I will send some that perhaps will 
be interesting to sosne at least. A 
a discussion came off last Saturday 
Feu. 6tli in the Janeview school- 
hoiise in the Oakhaw church, be- 
tv^een brother Robert Edgcome and 
a jnaa by the name of Baily on 
TJniversalism. Brother R. Edge- 
come aftirtns a univirsiil salvation 
OB conditions. Baily denies and 
claims universal salvation without 
condition. Thediscussiin lasted from 
10, a. rn. until 9 at night with two 
intermision?. They had ninespeech- 
es each of 20 minutes and a clos- 
ing speech. It was conducted with 
the best of order, opened by singing 
sind prayer (ind closed with the same' 
The best of feelings existed i>etwcen 
the disputants. Brother Edgcome 
done great credit to the suiytct, 
made very strong arguments and 
alsomeeiingMr. Baily's arguments. 
He did not suffer him to make one 
point, but showed conclusive ac- 
cording To Ur.iversalism that tin- 
more desp. rate man was, the great- 
er amount of happiness he would 
enjoy, that the wicked had the de- 
cided advantage of the righteous, 
as the word says, ''the wicked shall 
not live out half their days, and of 
course thoae days that they W()nld 
not be permitted to live ou earth, 
they woukl live iu heaven, a far 
serener clime: so yon see they would 
have the advantage, and hold it lo 
all elernity. 

The ihe hearers with a few ex- 
ceptions say that Baily was b^dly 
used up. B.iilys own sons said to 
me that bis father was beaten, that 

brother Edgcome had the argu- 
ment in his favor. 

Jacob Troxel. 

Bro. J. B. Garver of Lower 
Cumberland Church, Allen, Pa., 
says : 

"The Brethren intend 
to have another series of meetings 
at Boiling Si)rings cominer.cing on 
the 19th insr. The brethren at 
whose instigation the meetings are 
a['pointed and cou'lncied, are do- 
ing their utmost to accomplish 
some good in the name of Jesus. 
May the good Lord help them to 
enlarge tlie borders of Zion. Bro. 
Jacob Oiler of "Waynesboro, Pa., is 
exj)ected to do the preaching. 


has been steady cold here since 
Dec. 19. Sleighing has been, and 
is now, excellent. Mercury has not 
uufrcquently fell to 10 degrees be- 
low zero. — Fahrentieit. 


are said to be poorer aud more nu- 
merous in this Co., tiian they have 
been for many years [)ast. The 
county Alais House is said to ba 
crowded. The county prison at 
Carlisle has been opened to shelter 
those tliar. could not be accommo- 
dated at the Alms House, and ma- 
ny otliers walk from house lo house 
begging their food, and often sleep- 
ing in barns. Notwithstanding 
the prevailing hard, dull times, our 
people are doing their utmost to 
respond to the appeals from the 
West for relief. 


of our people generally has been as 
usual except that the measles have 
made a thorough raid, also consid- 
erable fever, dropsy, paralysis, &c., 
from which quite a number of 
deaths have occurred. Ou tiie -Sd 
inst. that of Bj.'.j. Weisly, a prom- 
inent citizen of this, Monroe T\\ p. 
His death svassudder. and unexpec- 
ted. His age was 53 years. Also 
on the same day, near Cburchlown, 
Albei'ta, daughter of brother Jolni 
and sister Catharine Biker, aged 1 
year and 6 months. Thus each 
one follows those who have gone 

— Bro. S Kain says, "We have 
had very heavy stortns here. They 
commenced on Fel). 2d and contio- 
ued 24 hours. They wtre most 
toirific all O'er the couniry and all 
the railroads were blockaded as tar 
as we hearl fr. m. The weather 
has beci; quite cold for al)out six 


J 23 


Sowing And Reaping- 

Sow with a eencrous hand. 

Pfiu»e not for toil or paiu; 
Weary not throus;'! the heat of svimraer 

Weary not through tlie cold spring 
But wait till the Autumn fomes 

For the sheaves oi golden grain. 

Scatter the seed and fear not, 

A table will be spread; 
Vrhat matter if you are too weary 

To eat your hard-earned bread? 
Sow, while the earth is broken, 

For the hungry must be fed. 

Sow, while the seeds are lying 
In 'he warm earth's bo.som deep. 

And your warm tears fall "pon it: 
They will stir in tlieir quiet sleep. 

And the green blades rise the quicker 

Perchance for the tears yon weep. 
-Adalaide Procter. 

Strainins at the Gnat- 

be {.'lad aufl rejoice, too. Yon 

."^hduld hurra and clai) yf>iii' h<ind . 

Why do you look so sober about 

j J. Mamma, I wa.s tliinUincr why 
1 I should be unrry when I kill a fly, 
land so moi-ry when iive thousand 
J men arc killed. Dors God cai-e 
j more for flit.s tiian for mm, mam- 

ma ; 

CHAKACTERS. — A moiLer and her 

little son Jame.^. 

Scene. — The boy is tormenting a 


The Mother. James, my love, 
w'lal are vou dring with that little 

James. Playiug, mother. See 
how he staggeiv. 

M. Let me see. Why James, 
twohgs and one of it? witigs ari 
gone. How liapjieued ibis? 

J. I puikd ihe'ii of?, mother. 

M. How Could you do such a 
cruel tiling? Did you not know 
that this iu-;tct {eels pain as muc'i 
as you do wlien you hurl ycurself? 

I didn't krow that insects felt, 
mother, they do not say anything 
nor make auy noise like crviug, as 
we do. 

M. They fry hard enough to 
get away from their torraeuteis. 
Do you know who made that fly, 

J. Y€s, mamma. I suppose 
God did, for the hymn fays, — 

"He who made the earth and sky, 
Also made the little fly." 

M. Yfs.''he can givo life, hnf 
when you take it away, you cannot 
give it again. Have you a right 
to take what does not belong to 
you ? 

J. No, rar.iher. But mother, 
what are the bells ringing for, so 
merrily ? 

M. Because our array has ob- 
tained a glorious victory over the 

J. T\ hat isavicory, mamma? 

M. The twoarmifS I'avt- T'luaht, 
and our soldiers Lave killed more 
tlian five thousand of the ot^'.er sif'e. 

J. Are you glad, mamma? 

M, Yes, James, and jou must 

J. (xme, -nij- eliild, it is time 
fur yon logo to Ud. — Young Folk's 

The Two Gardens- 


"Father, I don't want to go to 
school,'' taid Harry "W"iiliam«, one 
morning; "1 wish you would let 
me always siay at home. Charles 
Parker's father don't make hiii go 
to school." 

Mr. "Williams tc-k the little boy 
by the hand, and said kindly to him, 
"Come my son, I want to show 30a 
something in the garden. 

Henry walked into the garden 
with his faihtr, vvho led hina slong 
until they came to a bed in which 
peas v.'ere growing, the vines sup- 
ported by ihin branches which had 
been placed in the ground. Not a 
a weed was to be seen about their 
roots, nor even disfiguring the walk 
aiound the bed in which they had 
been planted. 

"Sec h.ow beautifully these peas 
are growing, my son. How clenu 
and healthy the vines look! "We 
shall have i-ai abundant crop. Now 
let me show you the vines in Mr. 
Parker's garden. "We can look at 
them through a great hole iu the 

Mr. "Williams then led Henry 
through the gardeu gate and across 
the road, to look at Mr. Parker's 
pea-vines through a hole in the 
fenre. The bed in which tb.ey were 
growing w«s 1 ear to tie roati, sr 
they had no difiiculty in se''ing it. 
After looking into the garden for 
a few moments, Mr. Williams said: 

•'•Well my s >n, what doyot thick 
of Mr. Parker's pea vines." 

"Oh fatJ;er. 1 never saw such 
poor-looking peas in my life! There 
are no sticks for them to run upon, 
and the weeds are nearly "Ss high 
as the peas themselves. Tlicre won't 
be hall' a crop !" 

"Why are they so much worte 
than ours, Harry ? 

"Because they have been left 
to grow as they }deased. I suppose 
Mr. Parker just planted tnem, and 

never took any care of them after, 
wards. He has neither taken out 
the weeds.nor helped the vines to 
grow right." 

"Yes, that's just the (ruth, my 
son. A garden will soon be over- 
run with weeds and briers if it is 
not cultivated with the greatest 
care ; and just so it is with '^ihe hu- 
man garden. This precious garden 
must be trained and watered, and 
kept free from''weeiIs, or^it will run 
to WKste. Children's minds are 
like garden-beds, and ihey must be 
(ended even'more carefully than the 
choicest plants. If you, my son, 
were never to go to school, nor iiave 
good seeds of knowledge planted in 
yv.ur mind, ii would, when you be- 
come a man, resemble the weed-cov- 
ered, neglected bed we have just 
been booking at, insiead of the beau- 
tiful one in my garden. Would 
you think it rigtit for me to neg- 
lect my garden as Mr. Parker neg- 
lects bis ?" 

"Oh, 1.0 father ; your garden is 
a good one, but Mr. Parker's is all 
overrun with weeds and briers. It 
won't yield half as much as yours 

"Or, my son, do you think it 
would be right if I neglect my son 
as Mr. Parker neglects his, allow- 
ing him to run wild, and his mind 
uncultivated, to ijecome overrun 
with weeds." 

Little Harrj' made no reply, but 
he undsrstcod pretty clearly what 
his father meant. 

"I .send you to school," Mr. 
Yv'^iiliams continued, "in order that 
the garden of y cur mind may have 
g-.od seeds sow-n in it, and that 
these seeds may spring up and pro- 
duce plentifully. Now, which 
would you prefer — (0 stay at home 
from school an.i let the garden of 
your mind be overrun with weeds, 
or go to school and have this gar- 
d-:n cuitivaied?" 

"I w.^u'd rather go to school," 

said Harry ; but father, is Charles 

Parker's mind overrun with weeds?" 

"I am afraid that it is. If not, 

it certainly r^il! be if bis father 

j does not send him to school. For 

1 a little boy not to be sect to schc oI 

j is a great misfortune, and I hope 

j you will think the privilege of go- 

: to school is a very great one in- 

I de'cd." 

! Harry Williams listened to all 
his father said, and, what was bet- 
ter thought about it, too. He nev- 
again asked to stay away? from 
school. — Annual of Phrenology avd 




A Correction- 

Brothfr Brumbaugh : 

The article of J. 
N. Miier, "To Rr^^ F.orj,' in 
No 3. of present Vol. calls for un- 
oiher atiempt on mj jart to buve 
tlie iypi grapbicareirors'.'in my fi'St 
article coiceiiiihg thetliiefon the 
cross, corrected. 

I nt ver in'etuled to have the -words 
"this day" in t'le quota' ion. liut 
just as tt e Biblf- has it, -wbic:. is •'/ 
say unto thee to-day shali thou be. with 
me in paradise." It i did cot 
have it tbusin my manuscript it w s 
indeed a'singuUir siip of the peu, for 
I inteiidi-d k so. 

In nea !y every'^instance, where 
some one underto<dv, to critici-e my 
qu'.iiation tiey fell into the same er- 
lor ofmiikin'j; amisquotaii m b-. put- 
ti- g •'tl;ou"^bef ire '-shall". If any 
brother has a common vc' sion of tlic 
Bible, which h-ds it -'il on shalt" in- 
stead of'sLait thou", I would like 
to see it. 

Ai to' what the S ivior's words 
mean, I inake issue wiih no one \xu- 
less there is issue, where we agrie! 
I never held the vie.v the thief 
had CO premise. But tliere are ma- 
ny, tiiat do believe iheie is no pro- 
mise jriven in the Sa^io 's words; 
and I intimated tbere was as much 
gviiund for tha belief, as tobe'ieve, 
baptism does not mvan immersion or 
a buiial. 

In the first p'ace my obje-t in cill- 
ing attention to t e subject was, that 
the brttbrea migh' lake p< dice and 
quote conect y, provided ihi^re were 
any, that did not do so. The types 
made me Miy diffe ent from what I 
had intended. I «ai'.t it d;s;inctly 
undeistood I Iiave no fiult to fi .ii 
with the passage as it siaiids in the 
Bib'e. The punctuation is ail right 
so far as 1 can see. !So ^ e hope tt:e 
matter may be dn^pped, and our 
attention called to weightier ma- 
ters of the law and testimony, which 
relate to our salva ion. 

Truly yours in love. 
J. S. Floijy. 

Brother Bruinbanglr. — 

Ou fc'eiies of 
meetiog«i thatcommenetd on the 23d 
was a fast of f^ood things fiom lie 
Lord's s ]jio. .J'd.n 
(ilsoii from Robsville, Kni X Co.,ard 
Bo. E L. Voder dom Wayne Co. 
preached 7 serm 'is at ti.e Plumi' 
llui: m 1 li g liuusp. 'J hence ti. the 
McFail mcLduij lous., >*heie Bro. 

Nich' Isoiaddre-scd ilip audience three 
times. Ti.ence to the Ko and school 
louse where he addnssd the auili- 
CiKC three imes.wlien t^ eTtus'ees of 
the Baptii^t church at Gaentown in- 
vited us ;o use their iioiii-e which 
was accp|it(d and occupied one week. 
The meetings were well attended 
aiid good attention given to the word 

Wi ile one was rt ceived by bap- 
tism, several oti^eis expressed a de- 
Hi.e to bee me seivaors of the Lord. 
Ti ere appeiiei to b-> a thirsting 
atier rigli eousness and a de:p con- 
viction went to tl e hearts of many. 
Bro. Nil h Ison lal orcd litre nearly 
thiee weeks, wiien he was assis ed by 
B^o. D. N. V\o kmanfiom Ash and 
Co. At the close <.f tlie meetiug, 
our little baid appared to call on 
th(se tliav w-eri; wiliiig to be saved 
hat th(y mil ht be prcjtecied from 
the enemv. The anye s rejoice to 
s--e sinners turn to Go'.i and what a 
joyful meeting there will be, whtn 
the children of God meet to part no 

May the Lord bless and save us all 
is the wish ot your brothei. 

E. P. L. Dow. 

■^^*^B) m 

Why do We think it Strang? 

As I Iiave bten unwell for sev- 
eral days, and the wetuher being 
very cold and snowy, I tlioiigiit ii 
imprudent for me to attend our so- 
cial meeting that we have hero in 
Cumbfrla':d county Va; s-o I vvill 
pas~ jiartof the day by dropping a 
lew iioes for the Pii.gri.m, on the 
above suiiject. We evidently think 
It strange when we first hear things 
faUely rumered about us, but when 
we cousider the false accusations 
brought ajiainst Ciirist and his dis- 
ciples, we should not thiuk it 
8' range. Dear brethren and sisters 
wLeu you are not well spoken of 
by the world, remember the lan- 
guage of cur ble.ssed Lord, viho 
said, "IF the world hate you ye 
k!U)W that it hated me before it 
liateil you. If ye were of the world, 
the world would love his own, but 
beeau^e y« are not of the world, 
but I have chosen you out of the 
world therefore the world hatttb 

If we liave come out from among 
the world and are that separate and 
peculiar pei)ph! of G "I, wc (auiiot 
ccpect to move in thn ciiannel of 
ibe wttriil, and be well t^|)okeu ot, 
if A-e read our Bible and see ho * sulKro I who were zeah-Usly 
eUj^aged iu the cause of their iMui- 

ter. They suffered many trials, 
even -where brought to the stake 
where they sealed their covenant 
with their own blood. 

Do we think cur trials hard or 
strange? When we campare them 
with olden timts we should console 
ourselves aiid thank Ged that it is 
as well with us as it is ; — i\ot be 
troubled and i.liink it strange when 
we meet these light atHiciions. 

Our ancestors served God with 
all their soul, ojind and strength, 
and had that confidence iu God 
that he would be with them in their 
lri:*ls So we should I elieve in 
God and remember that be will be 
with UH in the sixth trouble, and 
not forsake us in the seventh. The 
Savior said we should rejoice and 
be exceeding glad ; for great is your 
reward in heaven, for so persecuted 
they the prophets, which were be- 
fore you 

Shall we become faint and weary 
iu serving the Liord when we meet 
tho?e trials? No; but ever remetn- 
l)tr Danie', the thrie Hebrew chil- 
dren, Stephen, .^.Jobn the Divine, 
:ind hosts of others, who suffered 
more than we, or perliaps ever will. 
When evil spoken of do as Ste- 
phen. Lord forgive them they 
know not what they do. May we 
ever hold our intpgrity in God, 
press forward, have his law |)Ul in 
our hearts, and stan)p.'d indelibly 
upon our minds that w<j may run 
that race with patiencii and delight. 
Feu- God and keep his command- 
ments and we -will not think it 

Now Brethren I wish to state 
there are twelve members in Cum- 
berland, one in Powliatten, and one 
iu Fluvannia couuty and no speak- 
er nearer than Augusta couuty, a 
distance of about 80 miles. The 
brethren of Augusta have not for- 
gotten lis. They have preaclied 
for us occa.sionly, but we feel our 
insolatod condition. Brethren re- 
member ua at ft tbroue of grace. 
WMio will move among iis ? Land 
is ranging from $3.00 to $20.00 
per acre. The country has gone 
ilowu since the war, but is easily 

Who of the ministering bretliren 
will pitch his tent in thi.s part of 
God's moral vineyard. We hear 
sometimes of 5 and l,ibind the 
tab'e iu the valley of ^'!rgillii^., 
and Eistern stales. Divide liie la- 
bor and t us fulfid the law. May 
the grace of God abide iu us all. 

C. M. UARUfiB. 



Notes of Travel- 

By the requpst of many of my 
l)ret[iren ami sistovs in tny travels, 
I wil! send you a few items of 
rhnrch pe'i.s. I left my Iiomo Ja". 
15lh, lamled at hrolher J. Browi.'s 
near Bryan, Williams Co., O'liu. 
Hail "leetina' that evenini?. Bro. 
A. BnrkeyWle adilressecl the con 
gregatioii. S-ayed all nigiit with 
ljrot'r>er Newcomer, and next day, 
Saturday, rne' with old sister Bony 
and 'jy rrqnest was anointed and 
ll'.en held Communion with her. 
Eleven merab'^rs communed with 
her. Came back to the meeling- 
I'oupe, h-.d meeting Saturday eve, 
Fri^m Ihere went t ^ Ivrother Jacol) 
Brown's. Nest day, Salnrday, 
nipeiins in the meeting-hons^' again. 
From therr brother D. Lona con- 
veved m? So his house, dined with 
tlie'u, and at three o'clock we>it to 
tlie poor house for public preaching, 
bv the request of Mr. Scot^ rhe over- 
seer of the house. Had a large 
congregation, about 23 [jaiip^rs were 
present, and somn blind and some 
crippled. Preached from Luke 4 : 
18 The people paid vcy ijood at- 
tention. I was treated kindly by 
Mr. and Mrs. Soott who I think 
are doing good for those nnder their 
Care, and hope the Lord will re- 
ward them for it. Also had a plesp- 
ant visit with them nntii evening, 
and preached that night at the Cen- 
tre school-house on the poor_honse 
farm. From there went home with 
brother D. Long. Next day, Mon- 
day, 18th, preached at brother D. 
Wineland's at 10 o'«lock. Sister 
Wineland being sick we held the 
meeting at the bouse, stayed there 
till evening, and had a mee'ing at 
the Bunker Hill Church, one mile 
east of Bro. Wine^and's. After meet- 
ing returned home with Bro. Wine- 
land. Next day, the l9th. went 
with Bro. J. Long's to Bro. D. Long's 
and after dini'er Bro. Long convey- 
ed US to Bro. D. Rit'enbonse. 
Stayed there until evenipg. Then 
started for evening meeiing, which 
was held at the Union Chnpel, which 
Wbs built by the United Brethren. 
Wfnt home with Bro. J). Ritten- 
hou=e. Next day the 20' h hrsd meet- 
i' g at the same place. Afier meet 
ing wpnt home with Bro. Finac'p. 
Dired with them, and m the even- 
ing had meeting a' the same piace. 
AVeut hf me again with Bro. Ritten- 
louoe for nig'nt h dijins;. 

Next day the 2ist had meeting at 
the same p'ace, dined with Br ■. Ri -■ 
tenhouse. In the eveaing had m-'-t 
ing at same p!ace. AfcLi meeting, 

Bro. Dan. Martin convcj'ed mc to 
his house. After dinner went to vis- 
it friend Hulfitine, and from there 
went to Bro. Ri'tenhouse's, Lad meet- 
ing same evening. After meetine; 
Bio. IL Tlu'one conveyed nie to his 
home, where I remained until Satur- 
day evening, and then went to t'.te 
MasediUii-i School house, preached to 
die peo;)!e, and went hume with 
frieud Uc!t and fumi'y. Next i!?y 
had meeting a- same p'aoe. After 
m«eiii,g went home with Bro, 'S. 
Landis, and af^er dinner went to tl'e 
waicr, where baptism was adminis- 
teied by BiO. Kit ei.diouse. Throe 
precious so-ds we;e awdcd to th- 
chuich. Plere I met with Bro. G. 
Vvoist, wei.t h- me with siser Anna 
Kiser, had raeetiog at the Piimrose 
meetiiig house. Bro. Wor.-t preach- 
ed to the people. I re'Ui'iud to 
si.-ter Riser's. N xt morning had 
mf-t'ting at the same place. Af ei 
meeting went; home wiih Bro. Kiser 
fordinnT, had nicetl; gat same plate 
in the tveni.;:g. Afer meeting wen' 
home wiih Bro H, vV. Meyeis. 
Next day had meetirg at sam-» plare. 
After met tiug went home with sister 
Kiser. Had meeting at same piace 
in the evening. After meeting wens 
home wiih J. Ki.-er. Next morn- 
ing started -lOr home. Stopped a' D. 
Long's for dinner. Got home Wed- 
nesriaj eye, t!.e 27tii and found my 
compauioii ai'd chddn-nwell. Thanks 
to the L'.rd for his kind care. 

AJy dear bieihren and sis ers, ar.d 
and a so kind children, you have my 
tery be^t ihanl-:s for the kindues- 
that was ■■hown me while on my mis- 
sion among ynu. It was a very 
ploasant ttip to me and I can tru y 
say, thai 1 enjoyed both, .-pir:tua 
and ttmporal blessings, whi'e witii 
you, and my prayer i-^, for )ou, that 
have made a stait, that j'ou may 
hold out faithful to the end, for the 
prize is not in ine beginning, nor in 
ihs midd e but a. the end of the race, 
ai.d aioo my prayir U, tiiat those 
tliat are yet out oft' the Ark of s-afe- 
ty may soon join in with i;s btfore 
is ii too late, and then we'_^can have a 
li'>pe of meeting in a better world, 
where parting wil! be m more. 

Now wi:h t'lese few r. oiarks, 1 
will eh se, wishing the grace of G' d 
andtiie communion of I he Holy Spir- 
it (0 rest and remain with \( u a !. 
J. Gump. 

Bro. Henry : — 

I have just leinrntd 
frnn a series of uieetiugs held hy 
the brethren of Marsh Creek and 

upper Conewago, at Friends Grove 
M. H'. Adams Co., Pa. 

Notwitiistaiiding the cause at this 
p'ace seems to have been in a ian- 
guishiiig condition for some time, 
for certain reasons, yet our dear 
I'l-elhreii for tiie love of tl.o c'KU«e, 
-■.ud the souls of the peopU'; ''inclu- 
ded to make a united eftbr*, iti the 
name of the Lord ; perad venture, 
by his power, and the Holy Gliost; . 
Sijuls m'ghl be won lo Christ ;— 
arrested from the power "nd influ- 
ence of spiritual wickedno-s in high 
(places, to enjoy the light of hi a^erl 
in the power of the Holy Ghost, 
'r!'i.e result of the meetings at tlds 
p'ticf, and Marsh Creek rl' t reive 
days, was an addition ot a score of 
souls, p.hichno doubt, caused much 
roj..ioing in heaven, as well a? in the 

Uiir colab'rors on the occasion 
'.ere brethren E. W. Stonerand A. 
Kahir from Carrol Co. Md. Here 
we iiad another evidence ( f the trt,ith 
t'nd power of revelation. 'Tiie 
word" faithfully preached, "sent 
forih," "shall not return vaid, but 
jccoinplish that.^ where unto it was 
sent." Anotiicr eons'-dation, is that 
he word preached in its primitive 
purity uill be re.'^ponded to by a 
sjie degree of reveretice, and re- 
Aict, by honest, liearied [i*oj-de. 
pis many more [;eople at the aboTe 
'aaces were almost [lersiiaded, to do 
liid be, what God wants in us, 
'God glorified, by and through the 
right a!:d power of the gospel : liv- 
ing, operative, experimental, Christ- 
1 ke men and women, b^rn of Gi d ; 
and heirs of heaven. I hope byfaifh- 
in God, and ids word on all such 
may become horn of the iucorrupff- 
ide seed ; the word of God, which 
liveth and abideth forever. 

N. B. Since writing the above; 
<n note from brollur C. F. P. a re- 
siding mi: istrr from the aoovearm 
.d the .-hnrcli, ^tat^'s that three 
more scnls i'ave Icen sdded ;i»nd 
others tesiify ing a de'ei niinaiioii to 
do likewise. D. F. Good. 

Bro H. B. Brumbaugh : — 

I niiiic; ill looking 
over the Pilgsim No. 6, page 88, 
a few item^. vihich I feel to rt view, 
10 t to condemn, but by way of ir- 

First, does D. P. S. believe ibat 
li e lempertLire lias iieen 45° below 
Z r.' in the state of Kan-as? 

Second, does bethink ifthecon- 
ditiou of the people in Kansas and 
Nebraska are as bad as it is represea- 


THE P I L e S I M. 

ted In he in tlie Brodireii's papers, 
can they live without help ? 

Third, does brother S. think that 
our beloved Brethreii in Kansas 
would greatly exagijerate, their con- 
diiioD, or ask help beforj it was 
needed ? 

I do notask these questions to find 
fault, as said, but by way of inquiry. 
Brother J. L. Switger has been 
with U3, and as he is from Kansas, 
and is sent to get contributions f'r 
the poor. I do not think it would 
be a good move fur him to travel 
through Illinois, Indiana and on to 
Maryland and leave his taraily 
where they niieht starve, if there 
was pleut}^ in Kiuisas. S. C. S. 
Cerro Gordo, HI. 

A Reply- 
JBrother BrumbmigJi : 

No. S of your 
paper is before me, and its contents 
perused. 'In reading an article un- 
der the head of Eraitrration, sisrned 
by D. P. S., I must confess 1 was 
considerably startled. I read and 
reread il, the more I meditated on 
the subject, the moie I was con- 
vinced that the subject ought to bs 
investigated. I don't profess to be 
a writer. I caa express the senti- 
ments of my mind better orally 
than write on paper. I con 'ess 
there is a great deal of truth iu 
brother S's article, but when we 
come to the editorial of the Chicago 
Jribune, it is au exaggeratir)n in tlje 
extreme, on the plentifullnessof the 
state of Kansas. Brother S. seems 
to tiiink there is some proprieiy in 
farmers moving into our Uuited 
States, but he can see no propriety 
in people leaving their comfortable 
homes, and moving into the wilds 
of the "West I admit there is 
more truth than poetry in tliat. 
The people in the East have not all 
iiomes. I advise all persons that 
have homes in the East to stay. 
Somo have tried to live in the East. 
Our ex|)erience of ten years rent- 
ing is simply this; when vvc; had a 
good season we could make both 
ends meet, but when there was some- 
times aslight failure we would come 
out in debt. True, some of us 
ought to have some seed and feed 
this spring. I generall)" calculated 
to work two days for tlie Landlord, 
and one for myself. No wonder 
some of us started to try our Juck 
on the wilds of Kansas. Tlie writ- 
er's motive in coming to Kansas 
was not, it I know myself, to ac- 
cumulate wealth, but to comply 
with many cries in the tax WMt, 

'■coi-ie and preach for us." The 
matter of moving to this country 
«as not from an impulse of the mo- 
ment We lad weighed ihe matter 
for several years, and in our su[ili- 
catioiis to the God of 1 eaven we 
a'^ked him to direct our course. 
Wiien we went- to meeting (hero 
would sometimes be 5 or 6 preachers 
at an ordinary meeting, of course 
(hey must all preach. When the 
meeting broke up thers W3S no 
point made, and the ccingregation 
left unedilie<!. The g^od Lord pro?- 
pj-red our journey hero, has b'est ns 
vvitli lieallh, and we have been try- 
ing to preaeii to tiie people every 
Sunday with some fe.v exceptions. 
As to zero being down to 45° the 
lowest here has been I believe 22°. 
As to this beiag a grasshopper coun- 
tiy it always was, ami always will 
be. J acknowledge I don't know 
everything, but I do know the hop- 
pers did not hurt us in our country, 
but the chinch bugs ruined our 
crops. Bi other S., it seems can't 
comprehend the idea of grasshop- 
pers destroyiuij' everything in one 
month. Suppose brother S. Las a 
cornfield, say ten acres, that corn 
averages 6 feet in hiL'hl; and that 
corn, stocks and blades literally 
covered with hopjiers or chinch 
bugs, from the ground (o the tassel. 
The hop[)ers will eat the leaves in 
two hours all but the ribs. In about 
two days his corn field will have 
quite a different appearance. 

As t^ the applauding of Kansas, 
you will always iiud that to be the 
cafe in a new country more tlian its 
mirits will admit. Some on the 
other hand run it in the other cxlreme 
The letter, Bro. S. received from a 
brother, as he teims himseif, he, 
it appears, was begging to pay his 
debts. I tliuik the majority oniy 
ask a living. We do not ask the 
)ip('p!e lo \ay our deb s and I do not 
think, the Brethren ought to ask 
that Whether Bro. S. has more 
confidence iu the "Tribune" than 
he Injs in t'le brethren's papes, I 
do not know. He seems to thinly 
the Brethren have d ne much to- 
wards ex igg rati pg the mater, but 
he seems to I e very fiee in giving 'he 
"C'liic;igo Tribune" <'f Ja'i. 17 credit 
which I do s*y is an exaggeriition in 
the extrt me. I feel soriy that Bro. 
S. has written out that rport. I 
know, tl at B'O. S. is a man < f in- 
flueice and will lave a lairing on 
the mi ds of some of the p ope 1 
supp S'. thattlie "Tri' un-" hasf r- 
g'ltrn that tlie Str.le of Kansas ae- 

000 10 the homeless and destitute of 
that city. In the time of the late 
fiie, t'e "Tribune" says, the matter 
has been much fxatrgf rated, and that 
the Eusternf-tites are litei ally swarm- 
ing with beggais Kant-as. Eve- 
rybody thai takes the word "swarm- 
ing in the general aeceptationof the 
term, w. ukl know, that then tliere 
would be verv few left to feed. He 
says in addition to this, "It is a no- 
torious f:ict that Kansas is full of 
cattle, fodder, gi'ain and fruit of all 
kinds ' Its fanners were never bet- 
ter oH"financia lythen now." 

Tha' (ioii't sound like the reports 
of the Bretnren's papers, hue I take 
their report in |)relerence tothe"Tri- 
buQfc" I wid just state, tl>et ihe re- 
port of the "'tribune" is almost a 
eomp'ete fals'^hcod. The writer has 
trave led a little iu this country. I 
have travehd through Miami, Doug- 
lass, part of Franklin; noithwest 
ah(mt 7.5 miles into Jefferson Co., by 
Topeka, Shawne Co , and as far as 
I have been, jou could see through 
all the c, with a few excep- 
ti.ins. Oil creek and river bo'toms 
they raised some corn. Th.ere is no 
doubt, but the "Tribune" had some- 
thing in view. 

It is not an unusual thing, to see 
grain-merchants advertise in the 
spring of the year," or any other time 
tiiat the crops are very pr( sperous in 
such and such counti: s and states, to 
briuK the balance of thegraii tomnr- 
ket. No doubt thtre is a greit deal 
of grain tent t > our western Co's from 
fiom III. and other states, which of 
course, the nT^ichanis in Ci'icago do 
not fict to handle, hence the cause of 
the above article. It does seem to 
me, the-e mere' ants don't cire how 
many famiiies are in a si irving con- 
diii m, so they can fi 1 their pockets. 
They only ca'cu'ae to live, and ne 
ver think about others living. Ttiis 
I thiuk wLiS about the cou;e of the 
ar icle in the "Tribune," I may how- 
ever be wrong in my opini^R. This 
is the C'nditiim oftliinyfs iu our i ei^^h- 
boring CQuniics. The i order coun-^ 
ti'S, norih, south, ai.d west arc two- 
fold woise. 

These few facts I have written out 
of love. I do not wish to cast as'ur 
on our dear Br''. S. The good Lord 
kno^vs, I !ove him. Il ok up n him 
as my ^enior brother. I heard Bro. 
Daniel preach more than once, and 
■would very much like to hear him 
again. I know 1 1 a' Bro. Daniel is flaMery. I wish be niiglu come 
Out in ibis wi il p-airie wi'h his pow- 
eiful U' gs and avi 11-s ored mind ai.d 



til thi'j tremble iinl ciy mit, "What 
must I do, 10 btt saved." 

I liave^wri'te:j iu behalf "v? the 
^uHerel■3 of the west. May God 
o-iant us ;riace to live so, that when 
it corces to us to die, wo may he |ire- 
paivd for tliv.- change. 

Yours in behalf of ilie niedy and 
hungry of the West. Ihavewritun 
that which 1 hnow, and tesiify, what 
I have seen, &c. 

GEORGr: Meyers. 

IVrtrff^ Branch Kansas. 

"\VATn:RL00, Blackhawk Co., la. 

Feb. 4, 1875. 
Bro. IT. B. Brumbaugh : — 

Plenso the 
following iCFpond to the suffering 
in Kansas and Nebraska : 

The Siuth Waterloo church call- 
ed a meeting to consult how to aid 
(he suffering in Kau.=asand Nebras- 
ka, and we appointed twelve breth- 
ren to canvass and gather wheat, 
corn, and clothing, and iu a few 
days we had a car load and a half 
ready to ship. We loaded one car 
immediately, billed ii to Edgar Al- 
len Ive.=, Jewell Co., Kansas. The 
car load sent contained twenty thou- 
sand pounds of flower and meal, 
and abouf nine hundred pounds of 
boots, shoes, bedding and clothing. 
The balance v\e have on hand yei. 
I received $1,000 .roai Daniel and 
David Vaniman, Virden, Macoup- 
in Co., 111., with instructions t> in- 
vest the sam3 in corn aud other eat- 
ables and forward ii to the localities 
desigraled l)y ihem. We have sent 
one car load !o Joseph Garber, Par- 
son, Cabett Co., Kansas, containing 
357 bushels of shelled corn, aii in 
sacks, and one car load to Alien 
Ives, Edgar, containing 351 bushels 
of shelled corn, all in sacks, and 
the balance will soon be forwarded 
to the different localities. 

Now, dear brethren and sisters, 
we that give liberally God will re- 
ward fur tlie same al)Undanily, 
hence we trust we siiall see more 
responds like the above to the cries 
of our fellow m?n who are in a snf- 
fering co.idition iu Kansas and Ne- 
braska. Samuel Cain. 
{Compaaion please copy.) 

The Northern District of Ind., 
will hold its next District Meeting, 
if the Lord be willing, at Weaver's 
meeting-house, in the Springfield 
District, one mile west of Brimfield 
and three miles east of Wawaka, 
commencing April lolb, at ten 
o'clock, a. m. Jesse Cai.Vert. 


SANOR— WILSON.— February' 4tli, 5,7' 
by the unilcrsiijued at liis residence, iu 
Coliimbmiiii Co., Ohio, Mr. Perry Sa- 
nor, aud Jliss. Mary Wilson, both of 
this county. .1. A. Clement. 

the residcn-o of the bride's parents, in 
Wayne Ca., Ohio, Feb. llth, '75, Mr. 
Simon Z. Greiner to Jliss riarali A. 

HOOVER— STEEL.— At the re.sideuce 
of the bride's parents, Feb. llth 1875, 
Mr. Abraham Hoover, of Blaokbawk 
Co., Iowa, to sister Rebecea E. Steel 
of^ayue Co., Ohio. E. L. Yoder. 

FAGAN— HOLLINGER.— On the llth 
of February 1875, by the undersigned 
.at his residence, Georse Fagau to Re- 
beeoa A. HoUinger, (daughter of Bro. 
Adam, dec'd), both of Cumberland Co. 
Pa. Adam Beelman. 


HOFF.— Perry E., son of brother Sam- 
uel and sister Hoff, was born August 
9, 1869, died Feb. 4, 187.5, aired 5 yrs-, 
5 month s and 25 days. E. L. Y. 

HOSLER.— Inthe Pleasant Hill Congre- 
gation, of Heart Disease, sister Marga- 
ret Hosier, aged 61 years, 8 months 
aud 1-3 days. Funeral 1 argely attended. 
I baptized this sister about four weeks 
before her d^ath. She enjoyed herself 
well from that time, arid we trust that 
her joy is now greatly itrcreased. 
HAHTSOUGH.— In Solomon's Creek 
Ccngregafiou, January 10 1875, our 
beloved sister Anna, wife of Joseph 
Hartsough, aged 34 years, 6 months 
and 20 days. She was a consistent 
member of the Brethren about 13 years 
and died in the triumphs of a living 
faith. Funeral sermon by the writer 
from Rev. 13: 14. Jesse Calvekt. 
HIVELY.— In the • limits of the Sandy 
Church, of Columbiana and Stark 
Cos. Ohio, Jan. 1st '75, Averilla J. H., 
wife of Henry Hively, aged 29 years, 
3 months, aud 32 days. Funeral servi- 
ces by the undersigned, assisted by 
— Hyde of the Christian Church, aud a 
Mennonite minister of Holmes Co., O. 
In the same chuich, January 18, 1875, 
infant sou of the above parents, aged 1 
month and 23 davs. Services by G. 
Zeigler and the undersigned. 
BARNHART.— In the same district, 
January 29th, '7.5, Heurietta, daughter 
of brother John Barnhart, aged 2 yrs. , 
5 months aud 4 days. Disease Lung 
Fever. Services by the writer. 

■ J. A. Clbmekt. 
SHAVER.— In the Middle District of 
Augusta Co., Va. , January 4th, '75, 
brother Cornelius G. Shaver, aged 50 
years, 10 months and 14 days. Disease 

He leaves a wife and 7 children, besides 
a large circle of relations and friends to 
mourn their loss. The deceased was the 
eldest son of om- well known brother,Eld. 
George Shaver, of Shenandoah Co., Va 
Funeral occasion improved from Prov. 
14; 33 by the writer and others. 

Levi Gaebee. 
inompamon please cojiy]. 
ST ALDER.— In the Okaw District, Pi- 
att Co., 111., on the 7th of Feb. '75, 
brother Henry Stalder, aged 40 years, 
2 months, and 7 days. Disease Con- 
sum ption 

Bro. Stalder was a very exemplary 
m'enitfer, and leaves- a son'owing wife, a 

sister, and five children, to mourn their 
loss. Funeral scrnum preached by Men. 
no Stoulfcr in the German, and Elder 
Jacob Wagoner in the English, to a very 
attentive congregation. Jacob TitoxEt.. 
GARUER.— In llie Somerset 'Clrurcii', 
Walinsh Co., Ind., of Typhoid Fcvor, 
Feb. 1st, 1875, Noah Martin, son of 
MicUftel and Sarah Gai-lier, aged 19 
yeiirs, 3 months and 12 days. 
Noah gave his heart to the Lord and 
his hand to tlie church about 6 months 
before ht died. He bore his .sickness 
with christian fortitude and jiious resig- 
nation. Funeral services by the firetli- 
ren from Job 14: 14. MicnAEti Gaebeii. 

Gompanioii please copy. 
FAGLER.— In tho Cedar Lake Church, 
Dekalb;Co., Ind., May 30 '74, brother 
Joshua Faglcr aged ;9 years, 2 months 
and 19 days. 

He was a member of the church many 
years. His disease w is dropsy. He left 
a widow and si.v sons. The widow has 
lost an affectionate companion, aud the 
children a kind father. Funeral services 
by brethren Jacob Gump and .lames Bar- 
ton from Matthew 24: 44. 
BRENIZER.— In the Chippewa Congre- 
gation, Wayne Co , Ohio, Oct. 28, '74, 
.John, son of brother .John aud sister 
Susannah Brenizer, aged 24 years, 5 
months aud 24 days. He, like many 
others, was cut down in the prime of 
life. Tho occasion was improved by 
brother Johu Shoemaker, to a large 
concourse of people. D. M. Irvin. 


A healthy liver seerotes each Oay about two and 
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of 1875. We shall entloavor to describe them fully, 
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On and after Sunday, November 15th, 1874, 
Trains will run on this road daily, (Sunday ex- 
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Trains from IIuii Trains from Mt. DaVs, 
tingdon South. moving North. 


p. M. A. M. p. M. A. M* 

6 SO 9 08 HusTCTiunoN 6 35 8 40 

5 63 9 06 Lumg Siding 6 30 8 86 

6 05 9 16 iMft'cnncllstown e 20 8 23 
6 10 9 20 Pleasant Grovo 6 15 8 18 
6 25 9 30 Slarklesburg 6 06 8 08 
6 36 9 40 ( 'offee Kun 6 65 7 65 
6 42 9 48 Rough & Ready 6 48 7 60 
6 60 9 66 Cove 6 40 7 45 

6 63 10 00 Fi-shcr's Summit 6 37 7 40 
ar7 06 arlO 10 <5„.,,„- Le5 25 Le7 30 
Le7 10 LelO 15 ^■'^'"" ar6 20 ar7 25 

7 25 10 30 Riddlesburg 6 06 7 10 
7 .lO 10 35 Hopewell 6 00 7 06 
7 46 10 48 Piper'P Run 4 48 6 55 
7.60 10 55 Rrallior's Siding 4 40 6 45 

7 65 11 00 Talesvillo 4 35 6 8.S 

8 00 11 05 H. Run Siding 4 30 6 35 
8 07 11 10 Everett 4 23 6 28 
8 10 11 15 Mt. Dallas 4 20 6 25 

ar8 30 aril 35 Bedford Le4 00 Le6 05 


T. M. 

A. M. 

p. M. 

A. M. 

7 25 

10 25 Saxton 

6 10 

e 60 

7 40 

10 40 Cualmont 

4 65 

6 33 

7 46 

10 46 Cmwlbrd 

4 M 

6 30 

10 66 l>uai«y 




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The Pilgrim Is a Christian Periodical, devoted 
to religion and moral reform. It will advocate in 
the spirit of love and liberty, the principles of truo 
Christianity. labor for the promotion of peaoc 
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VOLUME VI. NO. 9. } 

The Pilgrim. 

HUNTINGDON, PA , MAR. 3, 1873 

Let Us Have] Peace- 
There is nothing more desirable in the 
world, in the family and in llie Church 
than xjeaco, yel how little we have of it. 
Sometimes wo look around us and every 
thing- scorns fair, everything bears ujjon 
it the impress of calmness and pe8ce,and 
we look forward with bright anticipations 
towards a season of sweet and uninter- 
rupted happiness, but alas, how soon are 
our fondest expectations blasted and our 
anticipated enjoyment scattered to the 
wind, and why is it ? Is it because there 
is no element of pcaeo iu the world or in 
us, or is it because we will not seek after 
those things which work for peace ? We 
fear it is the lattt-r, because we are ta,ught 
that God is a God of peace and that all 
his works follow their courses in harmo- 
nious order. Hence we must conclude 
that our troubles and difficulties are 
largely of our own generating, and un- 
fortunately this peace destroying element 
is not c6niiued to the world, but we see 
a goodly portion of it exhibited in the 
Church and Oh, what a sad havoc it 
sometimes makes ! Brethi"cn and sisters 
we wish we could curb this disposition' 
One bi'other, by tlie slip of the tongue or" 
pen, casts a small psbblo into the great 
sea of love, and causes a few rimples to 
roll over to bis neighbor's door, where 
they. become excited and each one cass 
another one in till the whole sea becomes 

a turbulent mass. 
No where do we see this spirit so 

plainly set forth as among the eonfcribu 
tors of our periodicals, and yet the cry is 
that we must keep the peace. How are 
we to keep peace when those who seem, 
ingly demand it of us are constantly la- 
boring to destroy it? Wo were especi- 
ally reminded ot Ibis after the publication 
of Eld. D. ' P. Sayler's paper on "Emi- 
gration." At the time of its publication 
we feared that some of the ideas advanced 
might be a little imujature or, at least, 
unseasonable, but at th-. same time we 
were not too sure but what a litile cau- 
tion would be right and proper. There 
is danger of us being buried iu our own 
'^eal, and it is well enough sometimes to 

HUNTINGDON PA-, MAE. 2, 1875. 

take a look at both sides of a question, 
providing it has two sides, but we had 
MO idea of it calling forth such an array 
of responses as it did, and some of them 
are not any too well seasoned either, and 
if published would injure the cause fully 
as much as that of brother Sayler's. 

All that would have been necessary 
would have been to kindly have shown 
that Bro. Sayler, not being acquainted 
with the facts of the case, was mistaken 
in his premises and then make a state- 
ment of facts as they really exist. This 
could have been done without invali- 
dating the veracity of either party and 
would have worked for peace. "W e throw 
out these hints with the hope that here- 
after our dear brethren will be a little 
more guarded in their expressions to- 
wards each other, and exercise enough 
charity to believe that we are all labor- 
ing for each other's good though we 
should sometimes be mistaken in our way 
of doing it. 


As the readers of our i^eriodicls are 
generally preserving their papers for 
binding we have now made arrangements 
to hav'^ bound all tliat may be sent us 
for that purpose. The different period- 
icals will bo bound on the followiug 
terms, the style of binding to be balf le- 
gal, (back and corners leather) sides pa- 
per sprinkled, marble imitation, two ti- 
tles, and owner's name on the back. 

PiLGKiM 1st. or 16 page size, 3 vols. 

in a book. $1.00. 

" " 2nd or 8 " " 1.10. 

Gospel Visitor, 3 vols, in 1 book $1.00- 
Phnsiian F. Companion Z yo\s. "$1.00. 

This is the style in which we have all 
of our own books bound and is very 
good and substantial for the price and 
will last for generations yet unborn. 

To make as little cost as possible, let 
all in a neighborhood that wish to get 
their papers bound, gather their papers 
together and put them all in one box 
and send them as freight. Be careful f^ 
have each volume complete and separate 
and in all cases put the owner's name on 
the first page of each volume, so that no 
mistakes can be made. The better plan 
to do this is to write the namcoi' a small 

\ §1.00 a Tear in Advance. 


piece of paper and pin it to thefirst pago 
of each volume. Believing that there are 
large numbers that have preserved their 
papersjfor this purpose, we have made 
this arrangement for their special accom- 
modation and hope that all will avail 
themselves of the opporl unity now offer- 
ed, and as wo';^would like to get the work 
as much together as possible, we kindly 
request all such'as, intend to have their 
papers bound to have it done now or 
soon. We would ^be pleased to have it 
all sent us bctweea this and the 1st of 
April. As our profits will be^ small wo 
will expect none to send work unless 
they have the means to pay for it as soon 
as the books are bound and returned. 

Now brethren and sisters, go to work 
and see how many Pilgrims, Visitors 
and Oompanions you can s»nd us to have 
bound. You can pack them in an ordi- 
nary store box, direct thom plainly to 
the Pilgrim Office, Huntingdon, Pa., and 
they will reach us s°fely. 

Brother Miller's Discussion- 

By reading Bro. Moore's "Scrap Bas-- 
ket," you will notice that on account of 
sickness in his family he was not able to 
attend the Debat« between Bro. R. H. 
Miller and 'a minister of the Christian 
denomination, as was expected, and as a 
consequence we will not have the pleas- 
ure of reading his report. Of this we 
are sorry, as we looked forward with 
considerable interest for a letter from him 
containing the expected report. Howev- 
er, we may still be able to get something 
concerning it to lay before our readers, 
and would here say to such as attended 
it, we will be pleased to have a report, 
if not 'of the discussion, of the general 
character of the meeting and the attend- 
ing circumstances. 

Our District Oonferences, 

As the time is now approaching we 
would suggest that some of our able and 
experienced brethren would ?ay some- 
thing relative to their intentions n.nd the 
nature of the work or labor that should 
be brought bef ire them for deliberation. 
It occurs to us that something of this 



kind might be of great advantage to the 
Church and enable us, like the apostle 
Paul, to forget those things which are 
behind and reach forward after the things 
which are before. A large number of 
qu°ries which |have been presented to 
these meetings [for years are becoming 
tereadbare and unprofitable, and should 
not be suffered any more. There are 
many things that might be considered 
with great profit and to these we hope the 
Churches will be directed and leave the 
petty local dflrculties to be adjusted at home 
or by properly selected committees. 
Brethren, if any ofyouhavea word of ex- 
hortation on this subject, let us hear from 
you, but remember, let it be done in the 
proper spirit and with good intentions. 


— Persons having ordered Tune 
book^ will please exercise alitlle pa. 
tieuce as we were out, but are ex- 
pecting a lot every day, when all or- 
ders will be filled. 

— A Correction. In our last 
Almanac we have brother James 
Workman's address at Brownsville, 
Licking Co., where it should beJel- 
loway, Knox Co., Ohio. Those writ- 
ing to him will please notice thi,-j. 

— Bro. Samuel Larkins of Page 
Valley District, Va., says there has 
been some thirty additions to the 
Church during theSumraer and Fall 
and during the year they received, 
in all, over fifty members. 

— Our readers would conftr a 
great favor to us by always giving 
the namesand addresses of these who 
pay the money they send us. We 
expect all of our agents to keep a 
list of the subsciilers they send us. 
By so doing you will save us a great 
deal of trouble and time. Please 
think of this and oblige youi-selves 
and us. 

— We feel to ask the uardon of 
our readers for the unusually large 
number of errors in our last week's 
Pilgrim. AVe did not have charge 
of it, being absent part of tlie time, 
and those that had must have had 
their minds on sometliing else. Part 
of Bro. Good's correspondence was 
pied af'er having been read and cor- 
rected in the galleys and overlooked 
when pressing. Wc hope to avoid 
such occurrences in the future. 

— J .G. Reicher of Peru,Ind., says : 
Ou tiie 10th inst. it snowed all day 
and since then the tlieiniometer reach- 
ed zero every day, and teveral morn- 
ings 15 dfsreej below. Tlie roads 
are splendid for sleighing. Snow Js 
about 8 inches defp. 

— Bro. D. D. Shively of Laplace, 
111., says: 

We are having a very fine \s'\n 
ter. So far it has bteu very ctdd, 
but dry, so that stock are doing very 
well. At present the snow is about 
nine inches deep with good sleigh- 
ing. ISIercury yesterday morning, 
Feb. loth, was 19° below zero. 

— Bro. John Darst of Granville, 
Ind.. says: 

The weather has been very cold 
herf since the first ot January, and 
but little snosv until now we are 
having a snow about 8 or 10 inches 
deep. Goodsleighingand the weath- 
er moderating. Health is good. 
Wheat looked rather bad until this 
snow fell which will help it out. 
Wheat is worth from 90 @ 95 cents 
per bushel. Corn 56 (w, 60 cents. 
Hogs §6 @ %6\ per ^ross. Potatoes 
$1 per bushel. Apples $1 perbusiiel. 
Potatoes are nearly all frozen that 
were buried, vvhich will make them 
very high in price before Spring. 
I will change my church location 
from upper Fall Creek to Missisin- 
awa churc!). Chuich news I will 
give when I get moved, if ihe Lord 

— Bro. Jacob Eslielman of Al- 
foona, Iowa says : We have been 
having a cold winter since New 
Years, but now it is more pleasant. 
We had some gf'od meetings this 
winter. Brother Jiihn Filmore has 
been with us, and preached some tell- 
ing sermons, and I think ihey will 
have a good effect. The Pjlgri.m is 
still making its regular visits every 
week, and we are always glad to 
welcome him as he brings u-i such 
soul-cheering counsels that, will do a 
weary pilgrim much good. So may 
he keep on makiugiiis visits till all 
may know him from tie rising to the 
setting of the sun. 

— Sister Mary Hoover says Tiie 
Bretiiren of the Black River Con- 
gregation held a serits of meetings 
commencing ou the evening of the 
29th of Dec. at the meeting house 
in Chatham. Continued at this 
place until the evening of the 8th. 
Bro. Jos. Kauffman was with us 
during the entire meeting. P. J. 
Brown, George and D.Irwin, Geo. 
Worst, H. Dickey and othefs were 

here to labor in the ministry. There 
was one added to the church by 
baptism and others almost persuaed- 
ed to come out on the Lord's side. 
We pr.ay that they may not in- 
dulge in procrastination until 
the Lord will say, "Cut ihem 
down, why cumber they the ground? 
We truit, that the seed sown may 
spring up not many days lienee and 
l)ear fruit to the honor and glory of 
God the Father. 

— At this date Feb. 16th, we are 
having most beautiful weather and 
have had for some weeks. Quite an 
error occured in an item in last 
Pilgrim, where the types make me 
say, we had 14 inches of snow when 
it should be 4 inches as that is about 
all the 6D0W we have had lere this 
winter. In the snowy range we 
learn the snow is very deep and 
farmers are jubilant over the pros- 
jiecis of abundant water and abun- 
dant crops this year. 

The Pilgrim now comes regular 
and is full of interest to us at least. 
We i-ejoice to see in many places the 
good work is going on, sinners are 
being awakeud and turning to Christ 
to be saved. May the L'U'd bless 
any effort that is put furlh to save a 
sinning world. 

We are reading many encouraging 
words f(om brethren and sisters in 
the tast. words that give us courage 
in the great battle of life. In the 
power of God's might we put our 
trust. — J. S. Flory. 

Bro. Samuel Ulery of Pyrmont, 
Ind., says : I have just c'osed a se- 
ries of meetings at a place named 
Americus, in Tippecanoe county Ind., 
within seven mi'es of an okl organ- 
ized church of the Brethren that has 
been organiz'?d forever toity years, 
and this winter I preached the fir.-t 
sermon that ever was preached in 
that place by the Brethren. I went 
there an entire stranger, but 1 can 
truly say that the meetings were 
Wfl! attended with much interest. 
The longer I continued the larger 
the atiendence. Although there were 
no arce.ssions, yet there is a feeling 
tiiere that never was before. Sin- 
ners cou'd be made lo feel the weight 
of sin and its awful conseejuences 
would weep and shed tears and man- 
ifest a great elesiic to unite with the 
church, but when it came to the try- 
ing time that they«iust be immersed 
in the A\ abash wi.eie the ice must 
be cut open from twenty inches lo 
two feet thick, they could not be per- 
suatled to go. May the Lord help 
tl.em and may the good seed that is 
sown in their heaits spring up and 



bring forth fruit, and may we live to 
see t!ie day when there will be an or- 
^nized town of brethren and sisters 
at Americas is our prayer. 

— Brother Geo. Myers of AVades 
Branch, Kansas says : Times in 
Kansas are a litlle gloomy. AV'.- 
Lave bail extremely cold weather since 
New Years day. Colder said by old 
settlers than for a number of years. 
~\Ve commenced digiiio- a wtU. We 
had to cut through 20 inches of fro 
zen ground under the sod. Nothing 
special as to church news. Brother 
Ayers and myself loak a trip to 
Jackson Co., ]\Io , where, the Breth- 
ren never preached in a town called 
Belton in the Methodist churcli. 
Attendance goad considering the 
weather. Brother James Hillsfj 
waste pay us a visit on the 4th Sun- 
day. Thrfc meetings, attention good. 
AVe reh'sh such visits and wish they 
might be more friquent. Brother 
James livcS in Douglas Co. Our co!d 
weather is extremely hard on the 
needy. Our Brethren will not for- 
get them, ihrse that are blessed with 
plenty. This leaves us all well as a 
family. Our neighborhood is healthy. 

Bro. Samuel Ulery of Pyrmont 
Ind. says: If I would send you 
all the obituaries from our section 
of country your paper would be fill- 
ed with them, for we have never 
seen nor heard of so mauy dyiug. 
It stems that all manner of diseases 
are lurking around to hurry mortals 
from time to eternity, and very fa- 
tal too. Fvr the last three week.s 
I have been called to witness uore 
solemn occasions than ever I have 
in that lenglli of time. In fact we 
can reach such occasions almost ev- 
ery day. 

The northern railroads have been 
much obstructed with snow. On the 
great Falls and Conway, N. H., 
there was a drift of snow over a mile 
in length with an average depth of 
8 and 10 feet. A channel just wide 
enough for the trains was cut through 
it. Some of the roads in Northern 
New York wereclrsed nearly a week 
A dispatch from AYatertown, N. Y. 
Feb. i9th, says : The snow block- 
ade has been raised, and the frst 
train for nine days arrived from R^ime 
tc-day over tie Eome, Watertown 

tand Ogdensburg Railroad. The roll- 
ing stock of the company has suffer- 
ed severely, eleven engines having 
been disabled and sooie of theoi 
seriously damaged. One large 
snow plow has been completely 
wrecked and others badly injur 


JDeutfdje Slb^t^cilung.J 
SIBabrc? Sfcriflfnttum. 

aTn-iei 11UI316, ivcmi i^r il)r jiiin .sjiininct 
Unt (iU'tlci' Scmvcl pvacdtig fdimuctt. 

SBcun cure ^ant> uoii iMut ncdirctlu't 
9)iit bcr ihr 3(rme uiitcrbvuctt. 

!Scri5cl'ciia bampfen taiifciil' ilcrjcn, 
311 gDltfiuu Scuditcrn aufjcltcUt, 

®ott tiet)t bai Siincrjlc bcr ^crjcn 
9hir Stnbadd i|l'« bic ibm gcfdUt. 

®Dlt', riiimant unb Siibcnvcrtc, 
©iitb in beg ©d)5pfevs? SJiigc ©taub. 

9Jur Uiiicbiilf gielit tcr 9(ntad)t Stavte 
©cnft ift fclit Dlir fiir 9J(cnfd)cn taub. 

Sbf iiiiJi^tct gent ben Srubcr toiUn, 
Unb tbbte: ibn burc^ ^ai) unb Dfeib 

Unb roagt ti bod), scr Ortt ju tvcten, 
Unb gliiubt, taf' dujj'rcr Eienfl il)nfieut. 

eienrc ift bic« S[;rif}u»' Se^te, 
riirft iiu- ben Scnusel fo entn-eif)'n ? 

3ni ^crjen bauct i(;m Sdtdrc, 
Ecvt will SJott angebetet fein. 

Serjcibt tun gcinc, liebt eure Sriibcr 
Unb babr ibr euve f\M}t get(Kin. 

£ann falltsor Oott im ®eijie niebcr, 

Unb beret i()n in 2Bat)rbett an. 

a{. St. SB e d . 
.fiuntiiigton, fa. 

3 n u n f c tn £ e f e r n . 

Sic cbigeu 'i!erfe evinnern mi an etluaf- 
auf tag »ir unfere lieben \!efer gerne auf« 
merffam madjcn hJOfltcn . So ift oiel @u« 
tc» barin cntbalten unb ba wir nie ju alt 
juin tenien iverben, |c [apt un? fcbcn, rea? 
fitv gutc Seljrcn roir iaxaui cntne^inen 

2Bir wijycn aile baf; bie '5d)'.ift un» fagt, 
1)aj) luir ®ott ucr alien Dingen Ueben [d!- 
ten unb unfere 9tdd)jien loic unw felbfi. 9?un 
fonncn tuir unfere 5Jdd)iten aber nid)t lieben 
rocnn i»tr e^ nicbt mit ber Sljot beweifen. 
9iun miigcn side fvogcn, 20ic fcnneu roir 
unfere Siibc jum iRddjfltn jcigen? Die 
Sc&rift giebt una gcnaue Slutivprt. ®c 
fagt, bas cine Sch'tnung bercr wavtet, bie 
ifcren 9?dc^flen bei|lel)en. „aBabrlid) 3d) 
fagc end), mer cincm biefcr j^leinften ou^ 
nur einen 55fd)cr falten SBafferd gicbet, ea 
Wirb ibin niabrilcj) sergolten roerben. SBiv 
adt bcnfen nid)t sict Don cinem 3?ecbcr 2Baf» 
fers unb benned) ijleiue fogvejje5?e[obnung 
bafiir serfproetjcn. SflMe uicl grbfjer ivirb 
ober bie I'elobnung fein, »cnn unfere 
2Ritn:enfc§cn »cm SBevbcibcn jusicbenfU' 
d)en? 3a, wenn rcir nur einen einjigcn 
JJJenfcbcn jum .gimineivcit^ bringen, — 
mabrlid; t$ rairb una nid)t sergeffen wer 
ben. ©a mag nun eincr cber ber anbere 

fagcu, SEic tann id) jum Seclenbeil mcine-3 
9?dd;Pen beitvngcn? — Xaclbnnt ibr tbucii 
critlid) burd) ein gut iVif)>ic(, bcnn ein gutcS 
d)ri|11ifbc5 SJeifpiel ijl gerat'C fo gut unb vlcl- 
lcid)t nocb beffer alsS alle» ermabncn nnb 
Vrebi,',cn. 3n-'ci'C'it' fi^'slt' bafiir, ba6 iu 
uufcrn 3ti'>iiig£n, immcr ein SorratI) son 
gutcn feelcnftdrfeutcn Sacbeu Borbanbenift, 
unb »on folcben gamen baoon man nmdjfcf 
un junimmt bis retr enblid) in unfere fc^onc 
()immtifri'e .^ciinatb cingebcn, bic bcr 9.^1- 
ter beri'itcf batoon Stnfang. 

9;un licbi' 3?rutcr, ivir bitten cuct) biefc 
SBorte ju .(rerjen ju ncbnien. Sdiidt uns 
eure beften (^ibanten ju, e6 mag cud) niigen 
anb anbere crbaucn. 

®otteS giil)rungcn. 

5) f aim 91: 1. 2. 

5Bon mcinen crften Sebenoftunben, 
%ab id) 0, ®ott bid) treu trfunben, 
2Ba« ^afl bu i^a^ bu fc^on an mir gc» 
tban ! 
5Sas tbuft bu inrter atte Sage,,^ 
(Srfinb icf) nidit. ®c(bft wcnn id) 
©a5 niemanb bu- g(cid) lieben fann. 

9?ie, nic fot( mein a>ertrauen wanfen, 
3m ticfilen (£lcub toitt ic^ banten, 

©ai' ticfpc Slenb foinmt son bir 
Son ^erjen faiinft bu nidit betriiben 

3Du knn|t 0, 2icbe, nid)tl aii liJbcn, 
Du lorgefl fiir un» mr^rbenn ivir. 
SBarum 0, .§erjc betriibt bicb be in 
(gcbictfai fo oft. ©linnu fiebji bu mijjser- 
gniigt auf bag ®Iua tou'eub anbcrer, unb 
bcitagft bid) bag bu nid)t im 33efil>e beffet* 
benbift? ffliie bi|l bit voirtHe^i fo bef(a» 
genorocrti) aU bu glaubft ? Cu fprid)ft, 3^ 
bin nid)t gliicflirf), bcini fa(t attco, was ic^ 
untcrncbme migUugt mir; atle meine ©or» 
gen unb Strbeiteu fiibren niemat^ ju bent 
crraitnfcbicn 3ie!- 2Bic siele S^rdume babe 
ic^ mir fdion sou mciner 3uf"r'ft gentnd^it, 
ad) uiemaiJ fab i(b meinc Srreartungcn 
ganj erfiiiU isie id) ftc gerne gebabt t}atie, 
9tn sieieir^^biiren flopfte id) an, aber teine 
isurbc aufgetbtin. 

iQabx ift e-3 reic bu ftagefl aber bcinca(«» 
ge ift nur iscltlici) bein ©unfrf) ift nid)t ter 
tsabrc d)riftlid)e fonbevu ber bcaSBelefinbeS 
benn afleS was bir begcgnct, ift ®ottcS 
Sl)at. SfBaS bir aucb niijilingen mag atleS 
tfl ®ottcS giibvung. ®cnn bir ein Ungtiict 
jufdllt, fo nimm ee gcvi.ljig an als cine 
®abc Sottel. Sebenfe, iai §.Viifungcn 
unb ©itidfalc juunferm ©celcnbeitenotbig 
finb. 23cfiebt bem -gierrn bcine SBcge, unb 
boffc auf ibn, l£r Wirb a\ks WOi)[ madden. 
3a, greunbc, lajit m\i unfer a3etirauen auf 
®ott fe^en ; ®r mad)t aiiti wofel. 

.gitntingbon, fa. 

Stnna 33- 




Spreading tbe Gospel. 

TLere has bten much said and 
written about pieaciiiiig the gospel 
aud seni-Uog out evangelists and 
uiissionaries to enlig'.ilen a lost and 
ruined world, and many brethren 
have given usllieir plans and views 
who fed the vahie of soul'<, and the 
great respoLsibility resting upon 
tliem. Many sacrifice their time 
and speurt their own money to go 
and gaditr sheai-es into our Father's 
kingdom. Now every meniher 
of the chinch should take tl)e great 
w^^ik in hand and saywithin them- 
selves, I, too, am responsible, and 
am not wiling that mj' brethren 
shall fight the battle alone. I will 
lend n helping hand while he is 
flriving the enemy back, I will see 
that, his family is eared for and that 
some one is falsing charge of his 
farm, aud that he is nothing out of 
pocket when Le relnrnsfrom the bat- 
tle. Who goeih on a warfare any 
time at his own charges? Who 
pianteth a vineyard and eatoth not 
of the fruit thereof, or who teedeth 
a flock aud drinUeth not of (be milk 
(jf the flock ? See 1 Cor. 7: 7. It is 
wrlitea in tbe Uf.v i>f Moses, "ihou 
sbalt i;ot muzzle tiie mouth of the 
ox that trcadeth out the corn." 
L>oth God care for oxen ? Read the 
10th, lllh, 12th, 13th, and 14i!i 
verses of the san;e chapter. [ kr.ow 
that Fom.e will ra^se an objection, 
and say that Paul did not use any 
ofthc:e things, that he worked with 
bis own hands that he might nut be 
ehnrfieable to any. But Paul Only 
had himteli to take care of, and n )t 
a family. He did not need tbe milk 
of ih.: flick, but showed the unreas- 
onableness of planting a vineyard 
aiid not eating < f the fruit. Miiny 
of our dear bn tlirin are called to 
the gr<at work no>v who have fam- 
ilies to care for, ai.d it takes ab ^ut 
all their time during the week to 
labor for their support, hence they 
have but liitlo time to read and 
when Sunday c )irir?, they start out 
foi their appointmen's, perhaps sen 
or twenty nnles distant, no differ- 
ence how roug!) the \Teather is, rain 
or snoiv, he must go, while those 
that are not railed to preach can 
stay at home, seated around their 
stavfs. And wl-en iie has (illo<l liis 
appointment, tiuM) back hoi«fi again 
to assume hi'^ tasks in tiie field on 

JSTow is there a remedy for all 
this? Let liiiu be freed from world- 
ly care aud with 13ib.le and liyma 

book in hand, tell him that his fam- 
ily shall be cared for, and that ids 
farm shall not lie idle.and that hiscx- 
peneesshallbepaid. This «iveshim 
liberty and he feels free to go and 
preach as long as he can do good. I 
do not moan that we should pay a 
salary, but simply bear his expen- 

Now let me prsipose a plan bv 
which we could spread the gospel 
much faster and more successfully. 
Inasmuch as our territory is laid 
out in districts, let each district in 
the Brotherhood at the time of their 
meeting appoint two or four (ravel- 
ing ministers, whose duty it shall 
be to preach all the time in the out- 
stiirts, and wiierever they can get a 
congregation together. At the same 
time l"t home ministers fill tlieir ap- 
pointments as usual. Let the meet- 
ing say who shall go and have full 
centred cf tlie tnatler. Let the 
churches comprising these meetings 
be responsible for the furnishing of 
a good responsible baud on the 
farm of those c!)osen to go and 
preach, or money sufBcient to esi- 
pl>yone; or if needs be. furnish 
them with horses, saddles and bri- 
dles to 'ride, the latter to be the 
property of the cKurchi iu the die- 
trict in which they were chosen. 
These to be retumcd at the ne.xt 
yearly meeting, or at the expiration 
of their time, whether it be six or 
twelve months. By tiiis plan of 
Sciiiiing out evangelists, the bre;h- 
ren could soon have quite a number 
of ministers in the field at a Bm?<ll 
cost. In some districts wlicre the 
bretijren are strong, it would not 
cost each mem' Ci" twenty-five cents 
aiuiually, while some wonll give 
four times that amount, and there 
are few biethi-en that are not willincf 
to do something tnr the spreading 
of the gospel. Tbe cause is the 
Lord's; we are his servants and 
ought to obey. 

AV^e have only liffered (he above 
plan for tbe considerat'on of our 
biethren, ho()ing that we may liave 
tiie views of other breliireu on this 
subject through the col'imns of onr 
worthy paper tbe PiLGUlif. 

We are glad lo know that tlie 
brethren in Southern Illinois have 
mad.' a start in shat direciion, and 
have appointed their field laborers, 
Bros. J. Aletzgar aud Jo.-i-ph Ilen- 
drick.s. Hope that miuh good may 
be done and that they mo-j have 
sonhj tor th< ir hire. 

We now submit the above to all 
those that love the I^ord. 

V. W. Dove. 

Tiie Cross. 

Tlieii said Jesus unto bis disc'niles, if 
•any man will come after me, let him deny 
himself, aud take up his cross and follow 
mo. — Math. 16; 24. 

Kind reader, this is the language 
of him who spake as never man 
spake. Our blessed Savior and Re- 
deemer, who was willing to deny 
him.*elf all (he pleasures and beau- 
ties of his heavenly home for our 
good. Let us for one moment view 
bim, tbe blessed Son of God, sur- 
rounded with all the angelic hosts, 
aud all the beauiifS of the heavenly 
world. See him laying aside his 
starry crown anii kingly robes, tak- 
ing upon him the likeness of sinful 
flesh, coming down in o this world 
among the poorest and despised. 
Hear iiira 6ay,''TLe ibxts have holes, 
the birds of the -air have ne-its, l)ut 
the Son of ui&n bath not where to 
lay bis iiead." Behold him going 
about doing good to suffering hu- 
manity, healing them of their in- 
firmities, opening the eyes of the 
bund, imatopping the deaf ears, &c. I 
Hear the wicked Jews accusing him " 
falsely; See them mocking, scourg- 
ing, and spitting upon him, smiting 
him, crowning him with thorn.'j. 
Look at him Irving to bear 
lo tlie place of execution; see them 
driving the nails through his terder 
bands and feet, nailing them to the 
rugged cross, and svhen be was i x- 
tended hear his expiring groans, 
"It is finished." Yes, it is finished, 
the debt is paid and man's r€dem(i- 
tiou is purchased. 

And now, kind leader, heir tliis 
l)lesscd Redeemer who has dime sj 
much for us, savin* to ns in the 
language of the text, 'Tf any man 
will come after me let liim deny 
himself and take up his cross and 
follow mo." Are we willing to 
obey hia voice, or do we say it is too 
much to follow him? \ mu.'.t deny 
myself (in the language of Paul to 
Titus, 2; 12) of all ungodliness and 
worldly lu^is, and live eobcily, 
right', ou^ly, godly in this prts- 
eiit world; or if t;o Ibllow him I 
must lay aside my gay cl>lbingand 
be clothed in humility, aud deny 
inyseifof all unnecessary things that 
the carnal mind enjoys, do we say 
this is too much when •.', e look at 
tbe giea*. saerifi^ce our great and 
glorious Leader has made lor us, not 
for his own good, but fbr onr good ? 
We certainly must not expect to 
reign with him in glory nnlesa we 
are willing to deny ourselves, take 
npour cross ami f>llow him ; tor ho 
says again, "he that takeili not bid 



crofbancl fdUoweth after rae is not 
worthy of me." jNlatthnw 10 : 38 
Again he says, "heihat lovclli fath- 
er or mother more than mc is not 
worthy of me, an'l he tiiat loveth 
son or daughter more tiiau me is 
not worthy of me." Again, "Love 
not the world, neither tlie things 
that are in the world. If any man 
Live the world the love of the Fath- 
erisnotinhim." John 2: 15. Hence 
vve see the great necessiiy of denyino'. 
self and taking up the cross in tha 
knguageof Paul to Galatians,6 : 14. 
"But God forbid that I should glo- 
ry save in the cross of our Lord 
Jesus Christ by whom the world is 
crucified unto me and f ujito the 
world." Then, kind reader, if we 
love him above all things else wo 
will know the great truth of the 
languauje that my yoke is easy and 
my burden is light. 

Talse up thy cross, the Savior said. 
If tliou wouklst my disciple be; 

Take up thy cross with willing heart 
Aud humbly follow after me. 

Take up thy cross and follow me, 

Nor think till death to lay it down, 
For only he who bears ths cross 
May hope to wear the glorious crown. 

Mary Hoover. 

.^&— ^^ B > a * - 

Gospel Leaven, 
lo. 1. 

"The kingdom of heaven is like unto 
leaven. Matth. 13: 33. 

Its Elevating Influence. The 
nature of leaven is lo rise, espaud, 
elevate, enlarge, to make light, to 
cliange the !orm, und to change the 
nature of the nacal, into which it is 
pur. Be it uuderstoorl, however 
well we are acquainted with the 
nature of leaven, we by no means 
intend to enter into the philosophy 
of it, as that has yet to be develop- 
ed by philosophers. As great as 
the mystery or godliness, so great 
is the mystery of leaven. And as 
it is written, "the wind bloweth 
where it listeth, and thou canst hear 
the sound thereof, but canst not tell 
whence it cometh, and whither it 
gteth, so is every one that is born 
of the spirit. The leaven that we 
will endeavor to speak .-^f we will 
denominate the gospel of Jesus 

"With these thoughts before us, 
we will try to consider our sub- 
ject. Man when first created 
was a leavened man, but owing to 
his being made subject to vanity, 
he sinned against God, aud fell, a 
victimof sadness, sorrow and shame. 
Now he is an unleavened lump 
with respect to the doctrine of God, 
yet leavened, expanded, exalted, 

and puffed up with tlie dcctritie of 
the devil. The apostle would nA 
such, "Know ye not that a little 
leaven leavenelh the whole lump? 
Purge out tlierefore the old leaven, 
that ye m\v be a new lump, as ye 
are uideavciied. For even Christ 
our passovor is sacrificed for us." 
1. Cor. 5: 6,7. The apostle fur- 
ther states what some of this old 
leaven is. "Thfrefore let us keep 
the feast, not with old leaven, nei- 
fiier with the leaven of malice and 
wickedness, but with the unleav- 
ened bread of sincerity aud truth." 
The term leave!) is used by Christ 
to express doctrine. On one occa- 
sion he was S[)eaking to his disciples 
eouceruing the leavcii of the PJiar- 
isees, but ihey understood him to 
be rsferring to the common article 
of food — bread. He then called 
their atfentitm to the miracle of 
feeding five thousand persons with 
five loaves, and to the number of 
baskets taken up, which is truly a 
wondeiful illustration of the ex- 
pansiveness of leaven, and its pow- 
ers of extension as found in Christ. 
Jesus seeing they do not compre- 
hend his meaning, says, "How is 
it that ye do not understand that I 
spake it not to you concerning bread, 
that ye sh>.uld beware of the leaven 
of the Pharisees and of the Saddu- 
sees ? Then understood they how 
that he bade them not beware of 
the leaven of bread, hut of the doc- 
trine of the Pharisees, and of the 
Sadducees." MatiJj. 16: 11, 12. 
The condition of htiraanity being 
such that one could not ele^-ale, 
rescue or save the other, and God 
seeing and understanding man's de- 
plorable condition, looks upon him 
with compassion and nieicy, and 
determins to cast a seed into the 
world, for the renovation and sal- 
vation of hum:jnity. "God so lov- 
ed the world that be gave Ids only 
sou ; the only begotten of the Fa- 
ther, who was full of grace and 
truth, into the world, that whoso- 
ever jjelieveth in him should not 
perisii but have evt'rlasting life. 
This Son God sent as the bread of 
iifo, lo quicken atid give life to the 
dead — "dead in trespasses and in 
sins;" and as tlie water of life, to 
wash and (o cleans tliem fVom all 
unrighteousness. 1\q\v for the life 
of the gospel, and its poive.r to ele- 
vate. "It is the spirit tlat quick- 
eueih ; the flesh that f)rnfi'etn noth- 
ing ; the ivords that I speak unto 
you, they are spirit, and they are 
life." — Jesus. 

The gospel is a savor of life iintj 

life, and as the apostle Paul declares 
"the po^ver of God unto salvation, 
to all them that oelieve it." And 
John declares "Whosoever trans- 
gresseth and abideth not in the doc- 
trine of Christ, hath not God. He 
t lat abideth in the doctrine of 
Christ, liO hath both the Father and 
the Son." When Jesus brought 
his doctrine — ihe will of tiie Fa- 
ther, — into the world it was indeed 
in a sad condition. It needed leav- 
en badly. It needed to be elevated, 
raised up above, far above its de- 
pravity, aud sn[)er8titioD. Hence 
the first doctrine that he preaches, 
is for that purpose ; and he preach- 
es "Jiepent ye and believe the gos- 

This is the doctrine of faith and 
repentance. Faith cometh by hear- 
ing, and hearing by the word of 
God. When the sinner receives 
this Ifavea into tlie iieart, with deep 
cotitrition of soul, his mind becomes 
changed, his thouglits aspire heav- 
enward, his hopes are raised above 
the transitory things of this life, 
and by an pye of faith, casis his an- 
chor in Jesus, him that is strong to 
deliver and raighfy to save. It is 
<be [jord through the gospel that 
"raiseth up the poor out of the du^t, 
and lifteth up the beggar from the 
dunghill, to set them among prin- 
ces, and to make them inherit the 
liirone of glory." The gos|>el makes 
light. Ho, ye wrnry aud heavy la- 
den souls, "come \mto me, and I 
will give you re.'t, take my yoke 
uj)'!n you and karu of me, and ye 
siiall find rest unto your souls, fiu' 
iv.y yoke is easy and my burden is 
light." Tiie sinner's mind is no 
mr/re selfish, jealous, narrow and 
C' ntracied, but opeu, free, tender, 
warm, e>;panded in love towards 
God and humaciiy. He soon be- 
fomes go enlarged in heart and ^oo(/ 
works — ttie works of the Lord as 
coraoDanded in the gospel — that he 
becrimes as a city sot upon a hill. 
When thus tlevated he soon learns 
that there are others in the world 
besides himself, he is raised tc a 
point where he can see, his eyes are 
o])pned to the spiritual and tempe- 
rs:! wants of humanity, that Cain 
like spirit is purged out, by the 
true I'iaven, and he no more asks, 

am 1 my 




"rejoices with those who do rejoiee, 
and weeps witli those who weep," 
and tlius he comes into "the unity 
ofthefaitii, and of the knowle<ljje 
of the Son of God, unto a perfect 
man, uuto the nifastire of the stat- 
ure of the fulluess of Christ." If 



this le«ve(i is al!')we<l to have ils 
perfect work, it wiil continue to 
develop the soul until it is entirely 
changed in nature, until old things 
are passed away, aad all things 
become new, and thus by obedience 
unto a new law, the soul becomes 
changed in nature, purpose, and ob- 

But 'his leaven not only elevates 
men, and 'oinen to their true 
sphere, but it also elevates nations. 
Let us cast our eyes about us and 
examine with unbiased minds the 
history of nations. And the uni- 
versal observation, that those na- 
tions which have raised their leaven 
into their legislative halls, and ex- 
ecutive chambers, and have ptd it 
into their laws, are at once Idessed. 
They are elevated in deeds of lui- 
mani*v, love, mercy and justice. 
Jiidusiry and improvement are mat- 
ters of tliought. Education, knowl- 
edge and science approach perfec- 
tion. Life and tin pursuit of hap- 
piness is cherislied and enjoyed. 
Society is elevated, enlarged and 
refined. In confirmation ofall this, 
we have only to compare idolatrous 
cations with such as the United 
states, Great Britian and Germany. 
Even the si^eptic is made to inward- 
ly confess the reality of the elevat- 
ing influences of tlie gospel wlien 
these facts press upon him. 

We will now close this article in 
the language of tlie wise man. 
"Rightpousuess exalteth a natijn ; 
but sin is a reproach to any people.' 
Prov. 14 : 34. John Zuck. 

Shady Grove, Pa. 

Gambling f rojects- 

"And .Jesus went into the temple of 
God, and cast out all tlicra tliat sold and 
bought in the temple, and overthrew the 
tables of the money changers, and the 
seats of them that sold doves. And said 
unto them. My house shall be called the 
house of prayer, but ye have made it a 
den of thieves." Matth. 31: 13, 13. 

It appaars t' the Jews of Jeru- 
salem, and especiilly those who had 
the control of the temples, licensed 
spme to traffic in tiie articles that 
entered into the .services of God; 
selling oxeo, sheep, and doves, ap- 
parently for the purpose of easing 
the burdens of those who came to 
sacrifice from fur. They could bring 
their money, the price of the oxen, 
sheep or doves, tliey will offer in 
sacrifice easier, ihau to transport, or 
ship them from hcwue. So tiieae 
trafficers in the name of religion will 
accommodate tliem with proper an- 
imals {itr sacrifice at the very altar. 
And if Jews and proselytes from 

other countries came whose money 
will not pass current in Jerusalem, 
tor their accommodation they will 
open a brokerage, a sJtaving shop 
right in the tenjple. Apparently 
this is all done for the accommoda- 
tion of the worshipers; and to look 
at it from that standt)oint it would 
seem to commend itself. Certainly 
if our religion required the offering 
of oxen, sheep, doves, etc., in sacri- 
fice, and would require all the male 
adults to meet at one designated 
point in the U. S. three times ia 
the year, and none to appear empty, 
it would be an accommodation to 
the worshiper from California if he 
could buy his animal at the place of 
offering, and should his money not 
be current at the place, it would be 
equally-advantageous to him to have 
a broker, or money changer at hand. 
But with all its apparent advant- 
ages it was ungodly iu the eyes of 
the Lord who sees in to the se- 
crets of men's hearts. To Him it 
was known that the object on the 
part of the sellers was to make mon- 
ey, or merchandise, of the ser»?ice of 
God ; and to the other to make re- 
ligion a matter of convenience more 
than duly. In shorf, money was 
the root of the whole, matter. And 
to make money for any purpose by 
trafKciug under the guise, or name 
of religion, will stamp the actors in 
it willi thievery and robbery. 

" Avarice,'' says one, "covered 
witli the veil of religion, is one of 
those things ou which Christ looks 
with the (greatest indignation iu his 
church. Merchandise of holy things, 
simoniaaal presentations, fraudulent 
exchangers, a mercenary spirit iu 
sacred functions, cellereate employ- 
ments obtained by flattery, service, 
or attendance, ntade through an/ 
other motive than the glory of God ; 
these are all fatal and damnable 
profanations, of which those in the 
temple were only a shadow." 

From the very summary manner 
in which the Savior purged the tem- 
ple by casting out the^e thieves and 
robbers, we may infer that lie will 
allow no worldly or unholy traffic 
to be carried on in his true temple, 
the church. How thtn will those 
who profess to own his leligion, and 
claim to be his disciples who hold 
these fairs and gambling schemes of 
various kinds, and under different 
names, to obtain money lor various 
purposes, faro when they will have 
to meet him before tliat great white 
throne? Will not the patrons of 
these church fairs and gambling 
schemes carried on in these several 

church edifices find at the coming 
of the Lord tliat gambling in a 
church is no better than gambling 
in a gambling hell? Throwing dice 
to see who shall have the sofa, the 
sewing machine, the ladies watch, 
or the big prize pound cake with 
the gold ring in it, is gambling as 
well as it is gambling when it is to 
decide the $100 or $1000 wager be- 
tween professed gambl'^rs in the 
gambling den. 

The so called religious world is 
filled with tiiese religious gambling 
projects. All manner of means aie 
resorted to to draw people into their 
pits. As an illustration I clip the 
following from the Frelerick Ex- 
aminer : 

"New England Supper. The 
supper this Wednesday (Jan. 27), 
eveni:<g in the Lutheran Lecture 
Room, will probably be largely at- 
tended. A large number ot tickets 
have been sold. It will be aa in- 
teresting sight to see thirty or forty 
young ladies and half as many 
young gentlemen arrayed in styles 
of diess similar to those which their 
grand parents and great grand pa- 
rents wore in the last century. This 
will add to the attractions which 
the bouutiful tables will present. 
Tiie Martha Washington Tea Party 
will take place to-morrow evening. 
The ticitets for admission to that 
entertainment are sold at the low 
price of 25 cents." 

Here the church fair patrons are 
invited to a New England Supper, 
which is not exactly a fair, it is a 
supper in a church; and a New 
Euglantl, Yankee supper at that at 
which there will be no gambling, no 
goods to be trafficked off, only a 
su[iper, costing less than twenty-five 
cents will be served for the low 
price of one dollar, which in consid- 
eration of its being served out to the 
guests by a number of young ladies 
and gentlemen attired in the an- 
tique costumes ot their grand and 
great grand parents of one hundred 
years ago, is cheap; and in the fur- 
ther consideration of the proceeds 
being applied to church purposes, it 
is very cheap. 

While these young ladies and 
gentlemen are serving in the style 
of dress worn by their ancestors of a 
hundred ^ears ago, would it not be 
well forthemtogo still further back 
to the days when their brethren of 
the church fairs came tumbling out 
of the temple under tlie .scourge of 
small conls. When Christ will 
come again, he will purge his church 
of all these (emple defilers. Will 



these, like their parents of eighteen 
centuries ago, ask, by what author- 
ity doest thou these things? or \vi3o 
gave thee this authority ? 

D. P. Sayler. 

Be Prudent 

In rending the welcome Pilgrim, 
and trying to prove all things hol- 
diug on to that which i-? good, while 
perusing the "Scrap Basket" in No 
6, as well as some other notes of 
Iravel, there was whispered unto my 
soul a "still small voice," saying, 
is it prudent? Is it edifying? Is it 
leading down to where the oderif- 
erous llese of Sharon is — in the 
valley of ihe sweetly scented lilly? 
to write thus ''letters of commen- 
dation." Such as -'Ero. John is a 
good speaker — has an an excellent 
voice, and with the proper training 
would doubtless have made one of 
the leading orators of the Brother- 
hood." Paul says, "our sufficiency 
is of God." But it seems as if Bro. 
John's sufSciency depended on the 
proper traiuiDg, — "and besides hav- 
ing naturally good talent and com- 
prehensive mind, he is blessed with 
considerable more than an ordinary 
English education," etc. "Bro. 
Joseph has more than ordinary tal- 
. ent, and is able at times, lo wield 
the swoid of the Spirit with telling 
force, etc. Bro. Frantz is one of 
those long-headed brelhrcD, who 
generally speaks last and usually 
says something that nobody else 
thinks of." 

Now my dear brethren, let me, 
iu a still, soft, and charitable voice 
ask you, will not such public com- 
mendations have a strong tendency 
tj go hand in hand with the spirit 
of exaltation, which no sooner than 
being permitted, is ready to approach 
the talented preacher, whispering 
into his ear, "Your'ea good preach- 
er — you can preach better than that 
or that other one." This is undoubt- 
edly so, and if so, might we not 
then be offensive to our brethren, 
though we mean all well? Like 
Peter who loved his Lord dearly, 
and meant it well, whei: he entreat- 
ed Him to prevent suffiering the 
ignominy and cruelties, which he 
predicted he must suffer, Peter was 
offensive to Him, because He came 
into this world lo suffer the just for 
the unjust, and seeing the gloomy 
day of suffering before llim, it was 
almost all tlipt He could do to over- 
come the temptations deriving 
iherefro u, whilst Peter's entreating 
Him to save Himself ftom that 

dreadful day, increased his strug- 
gles and temptations whictli he had 
in yielding obediently to the right- 
eon^ will of His Heavenly Father, 
and say, "Thy will be done." Just 
so it is with everj' faithful, talented 
preacher. He certainly has as much 
temptation from within, as he is 
able by the grace of God to con- 
quer and aliide iu the calm and 
beautifying valley of humiliatiou 

However, when all the brethren 
are iu the same spirit wherein Paul 
was when in the city of Philippi, 
whom it grieved while being pub- 
licly ap|daudeJ, such public cotii- 
meudatious may not injure them. 
Nevertheless. I beseech you. dear 
brethren, be very cautious lest you 
should come to the state wherein 
those were to whom our Savior said, 
"How can ye believe A'hich receive 
honor one of another?" But you 
will say, O we do believe, both in 
God the Father, and in Jesns His 
crucified and risen Son our Savior, 
which is ail very true, yet you may 
fail to believe that all honor is due 
to God if you receive honor one of 

Hoping that no offense will be 
taken of what I have written, but 
be heeded as a gentle warning, I 
will close by giving an instance that 
occurred with a dear, self-denying 
old brother who has gone to his 
long home many years ago. One 
day he preached with impressicg 
power, so that the hearts of the 
hearers were reached. After the 
meetmg was closed, and just as he 
left the house, he was greeted by a 
well meaning friend who said to 
him, "To-day you have preached a 
very good sermon," to which the 
wakeful old brother replied, "This 
the devil has a'ready fold me." 

D. B. 

m <«»i wi 


It is wonderful strange how 
some young people acquire habits, 
that neither custom nor time calls 
for. They are affected with a spirit 
of witticism, that is in reality dis- 
gusting to persons who are well 
cultured. The following is a fair 
specimen with which some people 
are affected. "They laugh in church, 
snicker at the mishaps of others, 
giggle at funerals, and te-he over 
their own mo4 commonplace re- 
marks. Such fulsome merriment 
impresses no sensible person favor- 
ably, but seems flat and silly. A 
joke or witticism worth laughing 
at, does not transpire every five 
minutes of one's natural life. It is 

very queer that embarrassments set 
some people giggling. They be- 
come red in the face, stammer, make 
an awkward move, and then begin a 
nervous laugh. Self possession and 
the habit of seeing good society grad- 
ually eridicates all such absurdity, 
bul it requires years for many a cul- 
tured person to attain to complete 
composure and roposein tiie presence 
of strangers. Girls are apt te be 
great gigglers at sixteen. The sky 
over their little world is rose-tinted 
by their imagination, and troubles 
pass away like thistle-down in the 
wind. Happiness and pleasure 
yield full measures of joyful antici- 
pations and realizations, so why 
should not sixteen be a laughing 


? The difference bets^een a con- 

stant giggle and a real laugh is, that 
the latter must be intermittant. and 
afford at least a little time for serious 
thoughts and work. All nonsense 
with no veracity of earnestness is not 
beneficial to any one. There are 
times when merriment is so ill- 
limed and out of place, that it be- 
comes absolutely disagreeable. A 
giggle at the expense of the feelings 
of others, belongs in the category of 
manners. Laugh when there is 
anything to laugh at, but at any age 
or season avoid beiEg a giggler. 

C. H. Walker '; 
Berlin, Fa. j 

Labor and Success- 

"Let us look unto Jesus, and not 
to the apparent success of our ef- 
forts. Apparent success is not al- 
ways the measure of real success ; 
and, besides, God has not enjoined 
success upon us, but only labor. 
He will ask an account of our la- 
bor, but not of our success. Why, 
then should vre be too much con- 
cerned about it ? We must sow 
the seed, God will gather the fruit ; 
if not to-day, it will be to-morrow, 
if not for us it v/iil be for others. 
Even if success vTere to be granted 
us, it would always be dangerous 
to look complacently upon it. On 
the one hand, we are tempted to 
claim for ourselves some of the glo- 

ry ; 

on the other hand we are *oo 

proud to slacken our zeal when we 
cease to see good results arising 
from it ; that is at the same time 
when we ought to put forth double 
energy. To look at our .success is 
to walk by sight; to 'ook unto J3- 
sus, and lo persevere in following 
and serving him despite all discour 
agemenls, is to walk by faith." 



Outward Adomins;— Dress- 

"Whose adorning, let it uot be that 
out-waicl adoiniug of plaiting the hail 
and ot Tvearirg of gold, or putting on of 
apparel; but let it be the hidden man 
of the heart, in that which is not corrupt- 
ible even the ornament of a meek and 
quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God 
of great price. — 1 Peter 3 : 3, 4. 

Ac present, and fur a long time 
love of dress — outw<>id adorning is, 
and lias been, ilie besetting sin of wo- 
man — yes, it is her idol ! Wbyt 
is tbe consequence ? 

Taking a sober and impartial view 
of the case, I le^iet to say ihat wo- 
man, wbofe influence, so potent for 
weal and w; e, with but iew (xcep- 
tioi)», IS such a woisbiper if the 
goddess fashion, that she is rapidly 
and heediess'y apjiroximating to an 
iudiifereuce as to the acceptance of 
the adorning r f tlie hidden man < f 
the heart. This neglect will surely 
cause Lor lo become a superficial be- 
ing — void of what is pure, substan- 
tial and iniluen ial. In this state 
her influence will bring silent ytt 
obvious and painful results. Sol- 
omon (the wise man) says, ''Keep thv 
htart with ail diligei:cc; for out of 
it are the issaCi oi" life." To have 
the mind so full of the vanities of 
"o;.t\v&rdadornir.g ^\i;l co. Stquenily 
greatly infect tlie i.ent with this 
contagions evii. T\'e are plainly 
comm«nded to lay aside everj' weight 
and the sin, which dces' so easily Lo- 
se- lis; Ictus run the race t\ith pa- 
tience that is set before ns. Dress 
and fashion do so much "leset" wo 
man tla' wlitii ti e subject of join- 
ing a chuich in which plain dress- 
ing — "modest apparel"-^is worn as 
commanded, she demurringly tays, 'T 
cannot consent to this plainness." 
Being this much a captive of Satan, 
Lis crown of pride so dazzles her eyes 
that si e fears men rati er than God ; 
she imagii:e3 through the wily temp- 
ter that the finger of scorn will be 
pointed at her. Yv^hy such we;ik- 
11* ss? "Fear God lather than 
man, fesr not tl em which kill 
the body but are n it able to kid the 
soul but rattier fear Him, Avhich is 
able to dtstroy botli, soul atd body 
in hell." 

Unwillingness is the great para- 
mount barmr to an obodi'nce rf the 
behests of that high und i;oiy One. 
A full determination oncegained, and 
totake Godatliis word jeuing the con- 
.«equeuie-! he as tlie\ may, brings vic- 
toiy aid triumph over the enemy to 
all go d. This be. ng true, ".-etyour 
fiue like a flint,'' heyvtnwird. and 
all torturiiLT tears < f vhai iivagina- 
\ioii ill which satan has been paiu'.- 

ing such tiying pictures, must fade 
away at the presence and truth cf 
Jesus, who is cluef among ten ihous- 
aid. and the oee altogether lovelv. 
To have the fuv^r and knowledge of 
this prccif us, wise and highly iion- 
orable Cbicf, do not delay to lay 
aside tins b:settiug sin, dress and 
fashion, that the ''hidden man of the 
heart" may be -divested of vanity 
and pride, and be adorned with "the 
(.rnamentofa meek and tjuiet spirit." 
Devotees fodre&sand fashion, insist, 
that "outward adorning" c-xtrts no 
influence ever the heart. To this 
c'ass 1 weukl say, "Know thyself" 
It is cjuite apparent that the god of this 
world has biude i the mindi»" of such 
speakers, — Satan has led them cap- 
live at his will.'' 

Scripture unmistakably commands 
woman ((speivilly thoie who arc m 
the Lord's side) to dre.'S plainly, and 
to have '■shame facedness and sobii- 
ely." An imp^rlial view and serious 
con-ideration, fully conv'nre me, 
that if plain dressiag were put upcn 
the majority of women of this day, 
ti:ey coa'd testify to its humbliug 
etfects — yes they would gradually 
cease to frequent public places of 
amusement, of en to see and still 
oftencr to be seen. Thus ycu see 
that, where vanity and pride, destroy- 
ers cf spiritual life, reigned supreme 
iiere wit! foilow their oppoc-ites — 
thsme-facedn'ss and sobriety." Be 
if ever so trivial in our eyes, there 
is a need-be in every thing God com- 
mands. Upon sacred record theie 
ar.' various warning examp'es of 
God's d'sp'easure for iiaving liis 
smallest com Q)and v.i Ifully disobey- 

To disobey God, is to serve Satan. 
''Chi o.-e you this day whom yi'U will 
serve." Come nver into the lanks 
of Ki; g Immaiuiel ; put on tliewl ole 
armor of God that yoa miy liiumph- 
antly resist the iviles of that adver- 
sary cif s-ails, «ho goe- ab 'Ut as a 
roaring li'Hi, scciung whom he may 
devour." JcsiiS the ^uli or aid fin- 
isher of our laith laid down His life 
for us, that tiuough hi'm we migiit 
live. Satan allures, entices and 
throws ou' shining baits that he may 
draw sou's down to peidiiion — ever- 
lasting puni-hment. 

Deluded human bangs, I besfech 
you to defer not ''to seek the liOrd 
whih.> he may he found, for he wai s 
to be g.ucii'US." Now is the accept- 
ed lime ; now is the day of falvation. 
De ay not then tn take God at His 
wo.d aid obey His every command, 
which fo" simp'icity and liu ii none 
can really doubt or mistake. Prompt, 

full and patient obedietieetobis word, 
will undoubtedly give them beauty 
for ashes, the oil of joy for mourn- 
ing, the garment of praise {'V the 
spiiit of Leaviaess Tiiis holy be- 
ing always fulfills all of His promi- 
ses lo the faithful, and satan always 
J romisrs with temptations that he 
may deceive and destroy. JNIark 
this difference ; ponder it well in yonr 
iieaits. 'Cease to do evil, learn to 
do well." 

Had I notexperienoed the antag- 
onistic and insidious effort of the 
heart, I might be duped into tbe be- 
lief that this command for ''midest 
apparel was non-esseniial to growth 
in grace. I mo;-t emphatically de- 
clare that any adsorcing beyond our 
actual necessity, is a drawback to 
the attainment of the full '^stature" 
in Christ. To possess his full pre- 
setice, union ar.d communion, do 
earnestly pray him, lo renew the 
spirit if your mind, that you may 
not be conformed to this world. At 
(^ne lime, I iHisgiiied I could not 
make my appcafancc before tlie pub- 
lic without having my neck adorned 
by a white collar, (a useless appen- 
dage to plei-se the eye) and whi e cuffs 
to adorn my wrisls. These wtie al- 
so to please the eye, f^r mj sleeves 
were sufficiently long to keep me 
com.'bitab'e. Justberere I resoWrd 
to lay aside these outward adjruings 
i was dist'essed ai:d tempted for 
some days. Finally, I took a com- 
men>cnse view of the matter, and de- 
lermined to by aside every useless 
adorni: g at:d when and wheie duty 
called me, (o appear unadorned iu 
necessary, comfortable, plain, ceat 
a^d well-fining clothes. 

Since practii iiig this tiling, (be- 
cause it is a necessary command) in- 
stead offra:ing the "finger of scorn" 
I pity and pray for the .'•ervan's of 
Alamm' n In the dress line, having 
always been accus-tomed to sec a gen- 
eral d'splay of this vanity ami vexa- 
tion (f spirit of courseit issnppo.-able 
that it would naturally Ciuse me a 
s;rugg'c, to lay aside a- 1 the various 
and useless trappings of that outward 
adorning." Nivcrthcless I lesolute- 
iy d(teimined, by tiie help of God, 
to face anil brave out the cxpeeied 
je^ts and smiles of thoughtless workl- 
iings, bsing well assured, that to be 
faiiliful, I'appy and wise, I must take 
God at his word, and separate my- 
self from all ti o-^c things wliich cither 
diicctly or indirectly i^iid, to keep 
one from drnving nearer to the 
Fountain of a'l good. Since becom- 
ini; a reader of ti e Pii.cin.w, I have 
read some pieces ixmoustratiug with 



sisters who were adding "outward 
adorninji- lo thesbould-be plaiu uni- 
foriu of God's people. J was sorry 
to kuow this, and do sincerely Lope 
that wisdom fiom ou high may 
give them a true view of this false 

'A leak can sink a ship." The 
piactice ofhavmg useless adornments 
is not only giving Sstan an advan- 
tage over the lieart, by inch ; 
but ti:e example will evkntually 
grow (0 be an injury to the general 
cause ot genuine religion. In all 
things, ''watch and pray lest ye en- 
ter inio temptation." These hitler 
days are days, in which all Chris- 
tians should s rive lo let tluii' light 
shine upon carih, (o the glory of our 
Father which art in heaven." 

That outward adorning always has 
been, and is yet ihe besetting s^in of 
woman, is ajipareut in the ensuing 
rebuke to Israel for fnrgetfulness of 
God, viz: "Can a maid forget her 
her ornamerts, or a bride Ler attire? 
Yet my people have forgot'eu me 
days without number." 

So true is woman to her ornaments 
that it is said '-in the ruins of Pom- 
peii ihei'e was found a petrified avo- 
man who, instead of trying to fiee 
from the destroyed ciiy, bad spent 
her time, in trying to gather up her 

Theie are multiiudes making the 
same mistake. In trying to get 
earth and heaven they lose both." 
In the third chap'er, 16-24 verses, 
please read the judgements threat- 
ened for the pride of the woman. 0! 
woman, great is thy besetting sin for 
fashion, diess. and ornaments! I 
often ft el, that heavy calamities are 
impending for the foolish pride and 
yani(y of wcman. AVith huuiility 
modesty and uudei^led religion, she 
is an ornament, a star in this vale of 
tears. Oh, be a true vvcman. With 
this new year please firmly rt solve, 
to lay aside all outward adorning, in- 
coEsistentwiih tJi.e rules of your well 
meaning and woithy church,and seri- 
ously reflectupon the siieut,yet grow- 
ing influence of an expedient (xam- 
ple. I cannot hear 3 our response, 
but shall hope and expect each one 
to dispense with anything useless, 
which will endarger boto, public 
and privately, the puri^ of religion. 
Let vvorldiings laugh or cry at your 
pi'aiii christian garb, press forward 
to do the true will of God, then He 
will be a true Friend 10 you. Re- 
member, that He rules trie universe. 
How each of us should daily strive 
for the {riendshi[) and favor of the 
rich and powerful being ! This 

should be the breathing aspiration 
of every ('hristian's heart: "Let 
otheis do iis ihoy will, I mein to 
serve tho Lord." Feeling the depth 
of these words, "My s<ail be on thy 
guard," in daily thought, word, and 
deed look unto God in the heaven.s, 
(whose spirit he sends into faithful 
hearts) that he miy lead you aright. 
In conclusion, I shall allude lo a 
death-bed scene. 

Some years since, I witnessed the 
death of a fashionable woman, who 
was in theblocm and vigor of youth. 
Upon afcertair.iDg, that her dissolu- 
tion was nigh, she seemed greatly 
agitated; she wrestled wilh God in 
public jirayer, and prayed individ- 
ually for all around her bed-side. Al- 
though she was a member of the 
Methodist Clsurch, and an exempla- 
ry friend, she loudly and piteously 
lamented iier past fondness for dress. 
She conlinued ihus excited fox ab-ut, 
twenty-four liours. At last she be- 
came composed, ar.d when txlending 
the parting hand to the weeping 
watcheis, she requested them, with a 
mesfage of love, to say to her absent 
friends, far and near, that; her be- 
setting sin was "love of dress." Dur- 
ing health, she did r.ot evince any- 
thing unusual in this love; yet in 
her dying moments, she then real- 
ized and warned Lersurviving friends 
of her error. 

To all, who are in or out of the 
church, do take warning by these dy- 
ing and repentant words of this wo 
man, who has long since "gone to 
that bourn, from which no travelhr 
e'er re urns." Through the warn- 
ing words of the dying and oftheliv- 
ing, may the good Lord be pleased to 
Open the blind eyes of wiman, (which 
are closed by vanity and pride) that 
her idol — "outward adorning and 
fashion" may be dethroned, t! at she 
may direct her attention to the pro- 
per adorning ef "tije hidden man of 
the heart, in that v bich is nut cor- 
ruptible, even the ornament of a meek 
and ejuiet spirit, which is in the 
tight of God of great price. 

Julia A. Wood. 

Oh ! that every morning, wak- 
ing in the presence of God, the sa- 
lutation which the first ray of re- 
covereel light brought to us, could 
bo "Child (.f God, handmaid of the 
Lord, aconsecraied being!" Wltat 
alacrit}' it would give lo our move- 
ments, what reality to our com- 
munion with God, what earnestness 
and sweetness to our intercourse 
with one another. 

If (here is one law above the rest 
written in wisdom; if there is a 
word I would trace with a pen of 
fire upon tlic unsullied tetnper ot a 
child ; if there i.-ianything that keeps 
the mind open (o angel visits, and 
repels the ministry of evil, it is lovr. 
Ciod made nothing worthy of con- 
tempt; the .^inailest grain of sand in 
the well of Iriith has its peculiar 
meaning, and will stauel vviien man's 
best monuments have passed away. 
The law of l-.eaven is love, and 
though its name has been usurped 
by passion and profaned to its un- 
holy uses through ail time, still the 
eternal principle is pure, and will 
live anel rejoice before the throne of 
God, when faith and other princi- 
ples— indispensableintbislife— shall 
have finished their work. In these 
deeper affections that we omnipo- 
tent within us, we but see the lavish 
measure in which love is given. In 
the yearning tenderness of a child; 
in the birds that sing around and 
over us; in every creature, in eve y 
tree, in every flower, and in every 
brook and rivulet, we see how eve- 
rything was made to love. And 
O,how they err, who, in a world like 
this, find anything to hate, except 
human pride and vanity. 

lb is not so wretched to be blind, 
as it is Jiot to be capable of enduring 
blindness. Let me be the most fee- 

energies of my rational and immortal 
spirit ; as long as, in the obscuiity, 
in which I am- enveloped, the lig't 
of the divine presence more clearly 
shines ; and indeed during my blind- 
ness I enjoy in no inconsiderab'e de- 
gree, the favor of the Deity, who re- 
gards me with more tenderness and 
crmpassion in proportion as I am 
able to behold nothing but himself. 
F( r the divine law not only shields 
me from injury, but almost rendeis 
me loo sacred to attack, as from the 
overshadowing of those heavenly 
wings which seem to have occasion- 
ed this obscurity. 

■ — * tf* » 

Where, Oh ! where shall I find a 
fiiend true to my instinct, of a wor- 
thy nature, a friend in trouble, a 
friend in joy, a friend in poverty, a 
friend in wealth, without auymalio 
or bickerings. A friend in sicknesi 
as well as in health, a friend, wlien 
all else forsake. Ah, yes my soul 
replies, there is such a friend. Tliat 
friend is Jesus, the friend of sinners. 
—J. S. Florij. 

ble creature alive, as long as 
feeblenesss serves to invigorate 



Our Scrap Basket- 


— We are not in the habit of 
giving in general detail an account 
of our travels, but for tie benefit of 
all readers, and also to give some 
(iiscripiion of the countr)', ii' which 
we (raveled, we give note of this 
our first trip to Crawford Co., 111., 
more particular thau we are in the 
!:abit of doincf. ATe left our home 
on JiUiuary 22d, but as the train on 
the I. B. &. W. R. R., was late, 
we arrived at Danville, 111., about 
5 p. M. just two hours too late for 
the bouth bouud Irainou the D. &. 
P. R. R., and louud it necessary to 
remain here (ill 7 the next morn- 
ii^g. We then had time to visit 
the Illinois large printing estab- 
lishment, where we have all our 
jitiming done at present. They 
have excellent printing facil'ies, 
imd are prepaied to do all kinds of 
\vork. We put up at the St. James 
Hotel where all travelers who 
chance to stop in this place will find 
excellent accommodati'ius. Some 
years ago, we had one old sister 
living in the soulii of this town, 
but a few yea.'S ago siie went to her 
long hocie. 

The nest morning at 8 A. M. we 
found Ourselves ou the train, wind- 
ing our way towards the south, 
iiirough Paris, und ihtnce to Mar- 
bhel, where we arrived about 12, 
having traveled just twenty live 
miles, at the rate of 1.3 miles per 
hour. Wnat dosome of Our eastern 
readers thi:ik of thut tor fast trav- 
eling? iilmost equal lo some horses, 
but this road in the west is rather 
an exception more than the 
rule. Here the rail road termina- 
ted, aad we were 27 miles from our 
point of meeting, the hac!: on which 
we were to travel having gone. 
We knew the brethren would have 
an appointment for us, and some- 
Uiing must he done immediately, as 
tliere werf but 6 hours to go on. I 
have a1 ivays heard it said, "where 
there was a will there was a way," 
and so it proved to be this time. 
We made immediately arrange- 
ments witha livery man, whoagrced 
to have me at my desiinatiou by 6 
o'clock. By half past wiili a 
good rig anil a skillful driver we 
found ourstlvcs on the road, and 
arrived at bri>tlier ,]. P. Homing's 
precisely at six, it being just dark. 
But on our arrival found none at 
home save his wife and child, Oi oth- 

er Horning having gone to an- 
other point in search of me. Here 
we Were, 3 miles from the meeting- 
house, iu a strange c.ntntry, team 
about worn out, not kno.ving wheth- 
er to remain and try to be content- 
ed, or endeavor to find our 
way to the place of meet- 
ing. The latter was decided upon, 
and by the help of sister Horning, 
who was not well enough to attend 
meeting, we soon four^d a horse an! 
saddle, and next might have been 
seen groping our way through the 
dark in the direction pointed out 
ijy the sister, and after a long ride 
w» hoivever had the pleasure of 
stepping into a well crowded house, 
at a moment wheu no oue was ex- 
pectins' us. Tliis was our first 
sneeting with the brethren at this 

Stayed over night with brother 
Horning. Had meeting the next 
day (Sundaj) at 10 a.m. Took 
dinner with brother Hyre, who is 
the elder of this congrej^ation, and 
seems to be performing tho duties 
devolving upon him with the gen- 
eral acceptance. He is a man of 
some agi^, and is much concerned 
aboiit the welfare of the little flock 
over which he iias been made over 
seer, labors to build them up in the 
faith and keep them from the evils 
of the world. 

At this place we found about 40 
members, the most of them living 
close together. There are some- 
thing like 24 members living iu a 
scope of not over two miles square. 
They have an interest in a good 
commodious house of worship, 
where they hold their regular meet- 
ings, it being quite handy for them 
to attend. So far as we could learn, 
the members are generally poace- 
ai)!e, and seem to be living pretty 
close to the gospel laud-irtarks, 
zealous in the good cau?e, laboring 
to build up the church of Christ 
among them. We held meeting 
with them till the next Suuday, 
when our services closed v.-ith them 
at this place. Our meeting was a 
good oue, the eongregatiou at times 
large, thougii often snaall, owing 
to damp weather, aud another meet- 
ing being carried on within about 
oue mile of ours, by the Advent 
friends. Had no accession, though 
we were deeply impressed with the 
belief that there are those here, who 
feel that they ought to iinile with 
tl'.e church. A good able j)roclaim- 
er of the trutii, whose conversation 
and walk are uj harmony with the 
Scriptures, would be a great help 

to the little churcli at this place, 
one who would be willing to teach 
without ruling over God's heritage. 
The ministers iiere are doing a good 
work, but they ueed help. 

On our arrival here we at once 
became well pleased with the-couu- 
try, aud the longer we remained 
the better we liked it. Tneir land 
is about one-half saud, and very 
rich too at that, and it makes no 
ditference how hard it rains, the 
roads never become very jnuddy, 
nor do the hardest of raias keep 
them from plowing more than 12 
hours. Their land is quite level, 
and well adapted to wheat, and the 
brethren say it has not failed in te;i 
years. The average is from 16 to 
30 busliels to tlje acre. But little 
corn is raised as the country is kept 
healtliier, and more is made by rais- 
ing wheat, though it produces ex- 
cellent corn. This tract where the 
Brethren live, is known as Lamout 
Prairie. It is about nine miles in 
length and from three to five in 
width, aud we can safely say, that 
about three-fourths of it is in wheat, 
aud looking as well as any I ever 
saw. Potatoes in abuodauca are 
raised by planting and blightly cov- 
ering with earth, then cover about 
one foot with straw and noihing 
more is done to them till they are 
dug in the fall. 

They procure an exhaustible 
amount of water by driving an iron 
pipe (whose lower end is perforated) 
into ttie ground, from 18 to 30 feet, 
put a pump into it and go to work. 
This requires from oue to five hours 
work. This whole plain lays in 
sight of the Wabash river, and has 
an abundance of timber on either 
side. We also learned that fish 
were plenty in the proper seasons. 
Fruit they told me never fails here, 
when properly cultivated. 

Brethren desiring to settle in a 
good country, where mud does not 
interfere and vvhere thtre is a good 
little church will do well to take a 
look at this part of the state. Were 
we to leave Champaigu county, we 
would certainly steer towarols La- 
raont Prairie. The brethren were 
anxious thai we would come down 
in the month of June aud see many 
thousand acres of wheat waving as 
beautiful as some gentle lake. For 
any information address either of 
the following: Absolom [lyre, J. 
P. Horning, or Jacob Swinger, 
Hutsouville Crawford Co., III. 

While among them tliey spared 
no pains to make us comtortablo, 
aud we shall loug remember their 


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lii)S|iilality wliieh they exhibited 
while we were lalioriug with them. 
AViiilc at this place we sijirut. a nart 
of one day wah friend Jesse Ileist- 
aud, ati Advent minister, a man 
peuerally pretty well pos^'ed, and 
weuld likely uuite with the Breth- 
len, were it not for the Sabbath 
question, on 'vliich he has been 
hanging for many year.?. A^^e hope 
tliat he may yet see his way clear 
(o unite s-.ith us, and obey from the 
liearr that form of doc'ritie once de- 
livered. to the saints. We believe 
liim to be perfectly sincere in his 
convictions. The last sermon we 
delivertd at this place was on trine 
immersion, and one of the Advent 
ministers who was present, and was 
also holding a meeting in the neigh- 
borhood at the time, said it was 
someihin^ new tohim, and he prom- 
ised to give it a thorough examina- 
tion, as he was in search of the 
truth. AYe would like lo describe 
the beautiful sight we saw after we 
crossed the Wabash (while home- 
ward bound) and .stood on an ele- 
vation nearly 200 feet above the 
valley below, and took a long look 
back Over Lamonte Prairie, where 
we could see nearly every house 
where the brethren live, though 
several miles away. Thiise who 
visit this country should not go 
away without enjoying this sight. 
While standi Off here and viewing 
the country over, if you don't think 
ot Moses looking across the Jordan 
into the Promised laud, it will be 
because yon do not read your Bible 
enougli. Jtisasiglu jcorth seeing, 
but we have not time io describe it 
now. We left tliem Feb. 1, and 
arrived home about II o'clock the 
same evening, found all well, and 
enjoyed usually good health, for 
which we have many reasons to 
thank the good Lord. We came 
near forgetting to say, that, though 
our name is neither Calcbnnr Josh- 
ua, yet we bore home with us some 
oi tlie fruit of this valley presented 
to my wife l)y two mothers in Is- 
rael, viz., sisler Hyre and sister 

— What an immense amount of 
trouble it must have been for John 
the Baptist and all bisco gregation 
to go all ihe way up to JEnoa to 
baptize, simply because there was 
much water there. If one of our 
modern Pedo baptists had been 
there, be would haveju'^t naturally 
given our John Baptist to under- 
stand that t!ie word bapt'sm did 
not mean immersion only, but also 
implied the idea of sprinkJiog aud 

pouring, and then, with what pro- 
t'ound astonisiunenl and amazement 
would tliis propliet of tlie wilder- 
ness anil his Jewish congregatiou 
have witnessed the ease aud rapid- 
ity of baptizing by sprinkling, and 
thus economizing the scarce article. 
Surely the world is moving, and 
human inventions are steadily keep- 
ing apace with it. 

It is as natural lor people to emi- 
grate, as it is for them to make 
money. It has been steadily going 
on ever siuce the flood, and west- 
ward has the great current for cen- 
turies been rolling lill the van has 
long since reached and populated 
the great Pacific coast. The center 
has also been tilling up till 
now there is not a country ou the 
extensive plains of Kansas and Ne- 
braska but what contains many s.<it- 
tlers who have descended from the 
old Anglo Saxon race. And this 
cold night there are doubtless thou- 
sands bowed down in sorrow, aud 
look sadly into a dark future on 
a country laid in waste by fatuine 
and pestilence, while there are oth- 
ers who have been moie fortunate 
and are sjiugly enjoying their dis- 
tant homes surrounded by all the 
comfortj that could be expected in 
the western wilds. 

The present failure of crops in 
certain parts of the west will won- 
derfully retard the western emigra- 
tion, and as our people are 
iu this respect, like all others, they 
must aud will have some point to 
which they will steer their vessel. 
And we liear suggest the idea of 
turning to the south, where good 
colonies could be formed in rich 
localities, with an excellent climate 
aud a healthy country. Hovv v/ould 
it do forsome of the brethren, who 
like a business of the kind, to look 
out some good locality in Arkan- 
sas or Texas, and labor to settle a 
colony or tv/o of Brethren in the 
countries where oui order is not 
known. We like the spirit of emi- 
gration, it is what has made this 
great country as extensive as what 
it is. There ought to be settlements 
of the Brethren iu every state and 
territor)? in the Union. 

— We very much regret that we 
were unable to attend brother Mill- 
er's discussion now going on in the 
state of Indiana. Sickness in the 
family positively prevented our 
leaving home. We learn thatmauj' 
of our readers will be much disap 
pointed, as a report of the whole 
proceedings was expected from us. 
This we imended to giye, aud hope 

that some one who is attending the 
debate will give the Brotherhood a 
pretty general account of the en- 
tire discussior. 

— The last week has been ex- 
tremely cold, the snow having fall- 
en to the depth of about 15 inch- 
es, and now makes the best of 

Urbana 111. 

Brother Briunbaugh: — 

AYe intended to 
hold a series of meetings this win- 
ter, but our arrangemenis failed, so 
I have nothing to rejiort in that 

On the lOih iust. a snow fell here 
about a foot de; p, which is still on 
ihe ground. The weather since 
has been quite cold. On the morn- 
ing of the 13th the mercury stood 
at 22° below zero, aud a few morn- 
ings siuce it was nearly as cold. 

The Pilgrim gives good satisfac- 
tion, only some would prefer a 
heavier paper. The Almanacs are 
also very well liked. I noticed a 
few mistakes in the ministerial list. 
A few names ace wrong and I also 
see <: few names of peionns, whoare 
not ministers, but with the means 
at your disposal, in making so large 
a list, I am not surprised, that a 
few mistakes have crept iu, the 
wonder is that there are not moie. 
I think, your reporters could do 
much towards having the mistakes 
corrected next year and also towaids 
having a fuller list. There are 
stiil some ministers whose names 
are not in the list. 

Let each reporter who knows 
the address of ministers not on the 
list, send in their name aud address 
and also correct the few mistakes 
he may notice in the present list. 
The result will be a very oorrect 
list next year. As to the reading 
matter in the next edition, I a])- 
prove of Bro. J. H. Moore's sug- 
gestion, viz: an able defense of tlie 
doctrine of the church. 

I had hoped to do more for the 
Pilgrim then I have done but the 
hand of affliction is again upon me 
this winter, so that I could not get 
away from home verj^ much. In 
the first place I cut my foot, and 
was laid up a fevv weeks. Then my 
wife took sick with the bilious fe- 
ver and 1- still confined to her bed. 
In audition to this, she is a cripple 
in her lirabsand lias not walked for 
more than a year. 

A. H. Snowbkger. 



The f oor. 

I have noticed and reud an arti- 
cle in your paper on "Eiuigration" 
and condition of the sutiering peo- 
ple in Kansas and Nebraska, signed 

by brotber , who thinks the 

people are partly to blame them- 
selves, ai d more than that, that 
their suflenn^j is greatly exagger- 
ated, and as uuieii as to say, let the 
Eastern people stop sending their 
charitable donations to these sufier- 
ers, let Kansas and Nebraska first 
take care of their people. This 
was the substance and meaning of 
the article as near as I could under- 
stand it. 

If brother ■ would have gone 

to the small expense to go and see 
these suffering people, and satisfy 
himself with his own eyes that 
this is the case, I would at once be 
willing to take him at his word, but 
merely going on his own idea with- 
out seeing, and laying such great 
weight on an article VYrittPU in the 
Chicago 2ribune to be correct, 1 
tliink there is great danger of doing 
much harm, and greatly increase 
the suffering ot these people. 

Perhaps the time that article was 
penned there were hundreds of 
families entirely moneyless, and 
perhaps the last fuel iu the house, 
the children already crying and 
shivering with cold, the cold pier- 
cing winds were raging around 
their almost ruined hut with a tem- 
perature of twenty degrees below ze- 
ro. Anrl still worse, perhaps the poor 
old mother but half clad, ehivering 
with cold, set the last meal on the 
table while starvation and death 
were knocking at the door. 

People in the Eastern Siates have 
no idea how it is among the poor 
people in a nevv country. They com- 
pare their poor